About Us

More than one hundred faculty members conduct research over a broad area of modern biomedical sciences and life sciences. Approximately forty professors (or core members) are located in the Faculty of Medicine at the Health Sciences Building (Roger Guindon). Others are cross appointees from other departments of the Faculty of Medicine and affiliated teaching hospitals, or adjunct members from research institutes and government agencies in the Ottawa area. One uOttawa research center, the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology (OISB) is located within our Department. Multiple University-wide research core facilities have been established, including state-of-the-art LC-MS/MS for proteomics and lipidomics studies, genomics, structural biology (x-ray crystallography), cell imaging, and flow cytometry.

The BMI core members conduct high-quality, collaborative research in areas of Cancer Biology, Structural & Chemical biology, Cell, Genetic & Developmental biology, Brain & Mind, Cardiovascular, Metabolism & Lipid biology, Systems & Computational biology, Viral & Bacterial pathogenesis and Immunology.  Our Department offers a vibrant, dynamic, and highly interactive research and learning environment for trainees at undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral levels.

We offer a BSc with Honours in Translational and Molecular Medicine (TMM).  TMM proposes the largest number of laboratories for an undergraduate program in Canada and is the perfect opportunity for 2nd year students to complete an undergraduate degree in a program offering a practical and theoretical training in biomedical research.

Our members also teach undergraduate medical students in the Faculty of Medicine. Our M.D. program includes case-based learning (CBL).

Two graduate programs, Biochemistry (BCH) and Microbiology and Immunology (MIC), are offered leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Specialization in Human and Molecular Genetics is also offered in collaboration with other graduate programs at the Faculty of Medicine. M.Sc. students can also complete a specialization in Bioinformatics through a multidisciplinary collaborative program.

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