Monthly Archives: November 2014

Peter Zandstra named Interim Scientific Director, Ted Rogers Program in Translational Biology and Engineering

Peter Zandstra has been appointed to the role of Interim Scientific Director for the Ted Rogers Program in Translational Biology and Engineering, a component of the newly launched Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. The Translational Biology and Engineering Program is the University of Toronto arm of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, and… Read more »

Surgical navigation probe takes top prize in IBBME’s inaugural 2-minute video contest

The detailing of an ultrasonic surgical probe for spinal surgery navigation; transcription factories in cells; surgical simulation and robotics; blood perfusion tactics: it’s all just another day in the lab for students at IBBME – at least, according to the winning entries from IBBME’s inaugural two-minute video competition, From Bench to Screen. The contest, which… Read more »

Engineering a healthy heart: a closer look at the Rogers family $130-million gift

November 25, 2014 | RJ Taylor A new frontier in cardiac health care On November 20, the Rogers family donated an unprecedented $130 million to create the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR). The new Centre unites research expertise from the University of Toronto, the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University Health… Read more »

Historic $130 million gift to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

  Largest private donation in Canadian health-care history will bring together the strengths of SickKids, UHN, and U of T in personalized genomic medicine, tissue engineering, and advanced cardiac care to address heart failure across the lifespan. By Jonathan Leitch With the goal to reduce hospitalization for heart failure by 50 percent over the next… Read more »

Graduate Tales: Fall 2014

Congratulations to all of our Fall 2014 graduates! From left to right: Padina Pezeshki, David Rees, Gillian Cook, Mario Kovacevic What are IBBME grads doing post-graduation?  Meet some of our newest alumni… Padina Pezeshki (PhD): Padina has already made a name for herself in some influential circles: Padina was a finalist in TedTalk’s 2012 talent… Read more »

Superbugs: searching for weapons in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria

“Worse than Ebola,” says Assistant Professor Joshua Milstein November 4, 2014 | Blake Eligh With the help of cutting edge microscopy, new research at U of T Mississauga could help stop “superbugs” in their tracks. The Milstein Lab is taking a very close look at bacterial cells in hopes of figuring out how to stop the… Read more »