SkIN Canada Research Map

A publicly accessible web database of skin researchers and expertise in Canada.
TitleInvestigatorAffiliationPrimary departmentCity, ProvinceDegrees/ Clinical specialty (MD)Research pillar/sFields of researchSkin conditions studiedMethodological expertise
Dr.Aaron Drucker
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aaron.drucker@wchospital.ca
University of TorontoMedicineToronto, OntarioMD (Dermatology),
Master's (Clinical and Translational Research)
•Clinical
•Health system services
•Population health
Epidemiology, Evidence-based medicine•Atopic dermatitis
•Psoriasis
•Skin cancer
Epidemiologic studies using secondary analyses of databases.
Prof.An-Wen Chan
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anwen.chan@utoronto.ca
Women's College Research Institute, University of TorontoMedicineToronto, OntarioPhD, MD (Dermatology)•Clinical
•Health system services
•Population health
Risk factors, prevention and management of skin cancer in high-risk populations•Squamous cell carcinoma
•Basal cell carcinoma
•Melanoma
•Keratinocyte carcinoma
Epidemiology, clinical trials, health services research, systematic reviews, reporting guidelines, research quality.
Dr.Anie Philip
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anie.philip@mcgill.ca
(514) 889-6108
McGill UniversitySurgeryMontreal, QuebecPhD•Basic biomedicalCellular communications, Signaling pathways, Cancer, Tissue fibrosis•Wound healing
•Scarring
•Fibrosis
•Scleroderma
•Arthritis
• Skin cancer
•Squamous cell carcinoma
We use genomic and proteomic approaches using molecular and cell biology techniques including, cell and explant cultures, 3D cultures, organoid cultures, cloning, transfections, PCR, CRISPR, Western bot, and assays for proliferation, migration, invasion, tumorigenicity, stemness, and extracellular matrix production, and immunohistochemistry.
Prof.Bernadette Nedelec
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bernadette.nedelec@mcgill.ca
(514) 398-1275
McGill UniversityOccupational TherapyMontreal, QuebecPhD, BSc OT•ClinicalBurn Survivor rehabilitation, evaluation, treatment and outcomes•Hypertrophic scar
•Normal scar
•Normal skin characteristics
Skin evaluation using objective instrumentation (Cutometer, Mexameter, Tewameter, high-frequency ultrasound scanner), Evaluation of scar itch and pain after a burn injury, Rehabilitation Outcome Evaluation
Dr.Boluwaji Ogunyemi
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b62bao@mun.ca
(709) 800-9050
Memorial University of NewfoundlandMedicine (Dermatology)St. John's, Newfoundland and LabradorMD (Dermatology)•Clinical
•Population health
Dermatitis, Occupational Dermatology, Psoriasis, Medical Education, Skin of Color•Dermatitis
•Psoriasis
Health Claims Submissions, Survey Methods.
Dr.Boris Hinz
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boris.hinz@utoronto.ca
University of TorontoFaculty of DentistryToronto, OntarioPhD•Basic biomedicalWound healing, Fibrosis, Myofibroblasts, TGF-beta, Stromal cells-inflammatory cells-crosstalk•Hypertrophic scarring
•Physiological healing
•Fibrosis
Light microscopy imaging Cell Biology, Biomedical engineering, Cell Mechanobiology: AFM-atomic force microscopy, strain devices, micro-patterning, cell contraction analysis, stiff/soft culture substrates.
Dr.Brett Thombs
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brett.thombs@mcgill.ca
(514) 340-8222
Jewish General Hospital and McGill UniversityPsychiatryMontreal, QuebecPhD•Clinical
•Health system services
Patient engagement, Psychosocial, mental health, rehabilitation, patient-reported outcomes.•Systemic sclerosis, other rheumatic diseaseMental health epidemiology, prevention, clinical trials, health services research, systematic reviews, reporting guidelines, research quality.
Dr.Carolyn Jack
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CAROLYN.JACK@MCGILL.CA
McGill UniversityDepartment of MedicineMontreal, QuebecPhD, MD (Dermatology)•Basic biomedical
•Clinical
•Health system services
•Population health
Immunology, TH2 Immunity, Allergy•Atopic dermatitisFlow cytometry, confocal imaging, cell and tissue culture, cytokine biochemical assays.
Dr.Cheryl Rosen
crosen019@gmail.com
(416) 603-5952
Toronto Western Hospital, University of TorontoMedicineToronto, OntarioMD (Dermatology)•Clinical
•Population health
Psoriasis, Psoriatic arthritis, Photoprotection•Psoriasis
•Cutaneous lupus
Prof.Davide Brambilla
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davide.brambilla@umontreal.ca
(514) 343-6117
Université de MontrèalFaculty of PharmacyMontreal, QuebecPhD•Basic biomedicalDrug formulation, Transdermal, microtechnology, nanotechnology, Minimally invasive diagnostic, microneedles, medical tattoos•Inflammation
•Psoriasis
•Other
My laboratory works at the interface of medicine, pharmacy and materials science with the main objective of improving drug efficacy, and patient compliance as well as develop innovative minimally invasive diagnostic devices. More in particular my research interests include the design of polymeric microneedles for the non-invasive transdermal delivery of on-purpose designed diagnostic and therapeutic agents as well as new nanoparticulate and bio-conjugates platforms for the targeted delivery of biotherapeutic agents. My laboratory possess key knowledge for design of new devices as well as for their evaluation both in vitro and in vivo.
Dr.Elena Pope
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elena.pope@sickkids.ca
(416) 813-6883
The Hospital for Sick Children and Temerity School of Medicine, TorontoPediatric DermatologyToronto, OntarioMD (Pediatrics/ Pediatric Dermatology),
Master's (clinical pharmacology)
•ClinicalClinical trials, outcome measure development and testing•Epidermolysis bullosa
•Ichthyosis
•Vascular tumors
•Morphea
Clinical trial expertise
Dr.Fatma Hassan
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fhassa25@uwo.ca
(519) 919-7166
Western UniversityPhysiology and Pharmacology DeptLondon, OntarioPhD•Basic biomedicalRegulation of mechanotransduction by kindlin family protein in epidermal cells•Squamous cell carcinoma
•Kindler syndrome
Handling of epidermal cell culture line, immunofluorescent microscopy, western blot, q-PCR, ELIZA, hands-on various lab animals.
Dr.François Berthod
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francois.berthod@fmed.ulaval.ca
(418) 525-4444
Université LavalLOEX, CHU de Quebec-Université Laval research centerQuébec, QuebecPhD•Basic biomedicalTissue engineering, dermatology, neurosciences•Psoriasis
•Diabetic ulcers
•Rosacea
In vitro disease modeling using patient-derived cells (psoriasis, diabetic ulcers, rosacea, etc.)
Prof.Girish Shah
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girish.shah@crchul.ulaval.ca
(418) 525-4444
Université Laval, Faculty of MedicineBMBMP: Biologie moléculaire, biochinmie médicale et pathologieQuébec, QuebecPhD•Basic biomedicalUV-induced nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in mice, Respons to UV-damage at cellular and molecular levels, PARP, cancer therapy•Non-melanoma skin cancers
•Squamous cell carcinoma
SKH-1 hairless mouse model for UVB-induced NMSC; PARP1-knockout SKH1 mouse model to study UVB-induced skin cancer; Cellular responses to UVC or UVB exposure; DNA damage; DNA repair of UV damage by nucleotide excision repair pathway (NER); UV-induced cell death; Prophylatic and therapeutic approach to solar UV-induced skin cancers.
Dr.Ilya Mukovozov
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mukovoi@gmail.com
(416) 710-8545
University of British ColumbiaDermatologyVancouver, British ColumbiaPhD, MD (Dermatology)
Master's (Science)
•Basic biomedical
•Clinical
•Population health
•Dermatitis
•Hidradenitis suppurativa
•Granuloma annulare
•Allergic contact dermatitis
Study design, Statistical analysis, Animal models, animal and human ethics protocols, Cell culture, Molecular biology, Functional cell biology assays (leukocyte migration, adhesion, phagocytosis, ROS production, etc, Flow cytometry, Western Blotting, Confocal microscopy, Health research methodology.
Prof.Julie Fradette
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julie.fradette@chg.ulaval.ca
(418) 525-4444
Université LavalDepartment of SurgeryQuebec, QuebecPhD•Basic biomedicalWound repair, tissue engineering, adipose tissue, mesenchymal cell-based therapies, biological dressings.•Radiodermatitis
•Diabetic and normal skin wound models (excisional and incisional)
Tissue engineering (skin, adipose tissue, bone), cell culture, animal models of wound healing and tissue grafting, confocal imaging, histology.
Dr.Katie Beleznay
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kbeleznay@gmail.com
(604) 916-4179
University of British ColumbiaDermatology and Skin ScienceVancouver, British ColumbiaMD•Clinical•Cosmetic Dermatology
•Filler Complications
Cosmetic Dermatology, Filler Complications, Safety with Cosmetic Procedures.
Dr.Kerri Purdy
kerri.purdy@nshealth.ca
(902) 473-7934
Dalhousie UnivMedicineHalifax, Nova ScotiaMD (Medical dermatology)•ClinicalNone yet but soon!•Planning for clinical trials
Dr.Kevin Pehr
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pehrkevin@sympatico.ca
McGill University, Jewish General Hospital, Lady Davis InstituteDermatologyMontreal, QuebecMD (Lymphoma. Cutaneous adverse reactions. Natural history of disease)•ClinicalLymphoma. Cutaneous adverse reactions. Natural history of disease•It variesMostly clinical/demographic.
Dr.Kim Papp
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kapapp@probitymedical.com
(519) 579-9535
K Papp Clinical ResearchWaterloo, OntarioPhD, MD (Dermatology),
Master's, BSc (H)
•Clinical•Psoriasis
•Atopic dermatitis, Dermatitis
•Vitiligo
•Alopecia areata, Alopecia
•Herpes simplex, Herpes zoster
•Cutaneous lupus, Discoid lupus
Clinical Trial Design (Phase I through IV), outcome measures, clinical assessments, disease severity measures, interpretation of results, clinical trial forensics, clinical trial logistics
Prof.Lari Häkkinen
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lhakkine@dentistry.ubc.ca
University of British ColumbiaFaculty of Dentistry, OBMSVancouver, British ColumbiaPhD, DDS•Basic biomedicalWound healing, oral mucosa, skin, fibroblast subpopulations, extracellular matrix•Scar formationAnimal models of skin and oral mucosal wound healing (mice, large domestic pigs), cell culture models, cell biology, proteomics, molecular biology, histology, immunohistochemistry.
Prof.Lucie Germain
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lucie.germain@fmed.ulaval.ca
(418) 525-4444
Université LavalDepartment of Surgery and LOEX centerQuebec, QuebecPhD•Basic biomedical
•Clinical
Regenerative Medicine, Stem cells, Tissue engineering.•Wound healing
•Burns
Tissue engineering, Reconstruction of skin tissue, Analysis of stem cells, cell culture, skin substitutes.
Dr.Marc Jeschke
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marc.jeschke@sunnybrook.ca
(416) 480-6703
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of TorontoRoss Tilley Burn CentreToronto, OntarioPhD, MD (Burns),
Master's (Medical Science)
•Basic biomedical
•Clinical
Animal Models, Burns, Cell Biology, Hypermetabolism, Inflammation, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, Stress Response, Trauma•Burns
•SJS/TEN
The goal of Dr. Jeschke’s research is to attenuate stress hypermetabolic and catabolic responses, and improve cell regeneration and survival. His team is studying the stress-induced changes in the liver and various other tissues at a cellular and cell organelle level to identify key signalling molecules and pathways that may be altered to improve cell survival and organ function.
Dr.Mark Kirchhof
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mkirchhof@toh.ca
University of OttawaMedicineOttawa, OntarioPhD, MD•Clinical
•Health system services
•Population health
•Autoimmune skin diseases (ie Atopic Dermatitis Hidradenitis, Drug Reactions, Psoriasis, Lupus, etc)
•Skin Cancer
Basic science / Immunology bench work Clinical Trials, Systematic Reviews, Case Control Studies.
Dr.Melinda Gooderham
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mgooderham@centrefordermatology.com
(705) 761-7247
Queens UniversityPeterborough, OntarioMD (Dermatology) ,
Master's (Biochemistry)
•ClinicalInflammatory skin diseases•Psoriasis
•Atopic dermatitis
•Hidradenitis suppurativa
•Chronic urticaria
•Acne
•Rosacea
Clinical trials, Phase 1 to 4.
Prof.Morris F Manolson
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m.manolson@utoronto.ca
(416) 864-8234
University of TorontoFaculty of DentistryToronto, OntarioPhD•Basic biomedicalIon transport, Bone, Osteoclasts, Proton pumps, Ion translocation, V-ATPases•BoneMolecular biology, ion transport, mammalian cell biology, yeast cell biology.
Dr.Raed Alhusayen
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raed.alhusayen@sunnybrook.ca
Sunnybrook Research Institute - University of TorontoDivision of Dermatology, Department of MedicineToronto, OntarioMD (Dermatology),
Master's (Clinical Epidemiology)
•Clinical
•Health system services
•Population health
Comorbidities with skin disorders, Burden of skin disease•Hidradenitis Suppurativa
•Cutaneous Lymphomas
•Autoimmune Bullous disorders (pemphigus, pemphigoid)
•Dermatitis
•Psoriasis
Observational Studies, Disease Registries, Population based / Administrative database research, Health Policy, Validation of clinical tools and diagnostic codes, Clinical Trials.
Prof.Roxane Pouliot
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roxane.pouliot@pha.ulaval.ca
(418) 525-4444
Université LavalPharmacyQuébec, QuebecPhD•Basic biomedicalSkin, psoriasis, tissue engineering•PsoriasisTissue engineering, cell culture, percutaneous absorption, lipids analyses.
Prof.Sarah Hedtrich
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sarah.hedtrich@ubc.ca
(604) 822-2466
The University of British ColumbiaPharmaceutical SciencesVancouver, British ColumbiaPhD•Basic biomedicalUnderstanding and tackling inflammatory and genetic skin diseases•inflammatory skin diseases with a focus on atopic dermatitis
•Severe monogenic skin diseases with focus on congenital ichthyosis
Tissue engineering of skin (disease) models, skin absorption testing
organ-on-chip setups.
Dr.Sarvesh Logsetty
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Logsetty@umanitoba.ca
(204) 787-8682
University of ManitobaSurgeryWinnipeg, ManitobaMD (Burn care)•Clinical
•Health system services
•Population health
Burn care, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, wounds, Traumatic injury, Long-term outcomes, Social determinants of health, equity of access.•Burns
•Hidradenitis Suppurativa
•Frostbite
•Necrotizing Fasciitis
Population health, Epidemiology, Administrative Data analysis, Long-term outcomes, clinical trials, systematic reviews.
Dr.Veronique Moulin
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veronique.moulin@fmed.ulaval.ca
Universite LavalSurgeryQuébec, QuebecPhD•Basic biomedical
•Clinical
Tissue engineering, wound healing, cytokines, cell interaction•Burn
•Hypertrophic scar
•Scleroderma
Cell culture, tissue engineering, biochemistry.
Dr.Youwen Zhou
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youwen.zhou@ubc.ca
(604) 875-4747
University of British ColumbiaDermatology and Skin ScienceVancouver, British ColumbiaPhD, MD (Dermatology)•Basic biomedical
•Clinical
Macrophages in the development and treatment of skin diseases•Vitiligo
•Melasma
•Skin cancer
•Dermatitis
•Alopecia areata
Transcriptomics, Integrated medical informatics, Clinical trials, Computer-assisted drug design, Animal models in dermatotherapeutic development.
Dr.Ron Vender
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ron.vender@me.com
(905) 517-8119
Dermatrials Research Inc.Hamilton, OntarioMD FRCPC•ClinicalDermatology•PsoriasisPhase 2-3-4 Clinical trials for psoriatic disease via topical, oral, or injectable modes of administration.
Dr.C Nicole Hawkins
catherine.hawkins@albertahealthservices.ca
(639) 998-4860
University of Calgary Division of DermatologyMedicineCalgary, AlbertaMD•ClinicalMedical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology•Psoriasis
•Atopic Dermatitis
•Cosmetic Dermatology
Dr.Philippe Lefrançois
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philippe.lefrancois2@mcgill.ca
Lady Davis Institute, McGill University and Jewish General HospitalDermatologyMontréal, QuebecPhD, MD•Basic biomedical
•Clinical
Skin cancer, Cutaneous oncology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Tumor microenvironment, Translational research•Basal Cell Carcinoma (primary research interest)
•Squamous Cell Carcinoma
•Melanoma
•Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
•Side effects from novel cancer agents
Transcriptomics, Genomics, Computational biology/bioinformatics, Mutational analyses, Pathway analyses, Gene expression profiling, Patient-derived cancer samples, Single-cell analyses, Spatial transcriptomics, Spatial proteomics, Targeted sequencing, Molecular biology validation (qPCR, qRT-PCR, cell lines).
Prof.Mélanie Laurin
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melanie.laurin@crchudequebec.ulaval.ca
(418) 525-4444
CR du CHU de Québec - Université LavalMolecular Biology, Medical Biochemistry, PathologyQuébec, QuebecPhD•Basic biomedicalSkin embryonic development and cancer progression•Basal Cell CarcinomaMolecular biology, Cellular biology, Biochemistry, Mouse models.
Mrs.Farinaz Jonidi Shariatzadeh
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jonidisf@myumanitoba.ca
University of ManitobaBiomedical EngineeringWinnipeg, ManitobaMaster's•Basic biomedicalWound dressing- Infection and scar prevention•Scar formation