Rita Kandel

Kandel, Rita

Rita Kandel | Professor
MD, FRCPC

Main Appointments

  • Clinician-Scientist & Chief, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

+1 416 586-8516 (office)
rita.kandel@sinaihealthsystem.ca (email)


Research Theme

Research Interests

Currently, the treatment options for soft tissue injuries, such as cartilage and ligament damage are limited. In the laboratory, we are using tissue engineering techniques to generate tissue that could be used to replace or repair damaged connective tissue.

Select Publications

Porous calcium polyphosphate as load-bearing bone substitutes: In vivo study.Pilliar RM, Kandel RA, Grynpas MD, Hu Y. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2012 Nov 10.

Effects of perfusion and dynamic loading on human neocartilage formation in alginate hydrogels. Grogan SP, Sovani S, Pauli C, Chen J, Hartmann A, Colwell CW Jr, Lotz MK, D’Lima DD. Tissue Eng Part A. 2012 Sep. 18(17-18):1784-92.

Long-range PCR and next-generation sequencing of BRCA1 and BRCA2 in breast cancer. Ozcelik H, Shi X, Chang MC, Tram E, Vlasschaert M, Di Nicola N, Kiselova A, Yee D, Goldman A, Dowar M, Sukhu B, Kandel R, Siminovitch K. J Mol Diagn. 2012 Sep. 14(5):467-75.

Hyaline cartilage tissue is formed through the co-culture of passaged human chondrocytes and primary bovine chondrocytes. Taylor DW, Ahmed N, Hayes AJ, Ferguson P, Gross AE, Caterson B, Kandel RA. J Histochem Cytochem. 2012 Aug. 60(8):576-87.

Characterization of the annulus fibrosus-vertebral body interface: identification of new structural features. Nosikova YS, Santerre JP, Grynpas M, Gibson G, Kandel RA. J Anat. 2012 Jul 3.

Enhanced levels of non-enzymatic glycation and pentosidine crosslinking in spontaneous osteoarthritis progression. Willett TL, Kandel R, De Croos JN, Avery NC, Grynpas MD. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2012 Jul. 20(7):736-44.

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