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Welcome to the Department
of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

boag This is an exciting time of growth, innovation and success for our Department which is uniquely placed at the interfaces between basic biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory services and the emerging field of personalized molecular medicine. Our clinical faculty membership has been rejuvenated and expanded over the last two years with no less than 10 success recruitments, 4 of which represent newly funded positions. We are also looking to expand our basic science programs and are actively recruiting a Tier 1 Bioinformatician and also a translational basic science researcher.

> continued (Welcome letter from Dr. Sandy Boag)


Queen's Art of Research photo contest

Posted 2019 April 22

Congratulations to Dr. Dalila Villalobos won the Invisible Discoveries category with a picture of a normal prostate gland in the Queen's Art of Research photo contest.

Invisible Discoveries - Love under the Microscope - Dalila Villalobos, Postgraduate Medical Education, Anatomical Pathology (MD, Resident), Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

Description: As pathologists in training, we are constantly reminded that both human cellular responses and the most deadly medical conditions can be unexpectedly beautiful under the microscope. We are trained to be detail oriented and to understand disease in all its forms because abnormalities will only present to the eye that knows what to look for. This photo captures a normal prostatic gland with its characteristic double layer and irregular branching. The moment we diagnose a benign condition in a patient that is anxiously awaiting for results is always rewarding. But, if, on top of that, we see heart-shape glands, it is inspiration.


2019 Corbett Award

Posted 2019 April 11

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Christine Orr is the recipient of this year's William Corbett Award.

It is a testament of Christine's diagnostic excellence and academic achievement during her studies within the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine.

The W.E.N Corbett award was originally established when W.E.N (William) Corbett retired from the Department of Pathology in June 1996.

The purpose of this award is to provide a prize to a resident who shows diagnostic excellence and academic achievement during their studies within the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine.


Winners of the 2018-2019 SEAMO Innovation Fund announced

Posted 2019 April 03

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 SEAMO Innovation Fund award winners! These 9 unique projects aim to transform healthcare delivery in Ontario in several domains

Dr. Neil Renwick - Preparing MicroRNA Profiling and Analysis for Use in Cancer Clinical Trial Research

The Innovation Fund was created by the 2008 Alternative Funding Plan (AFP) Agreement between the academic physicians, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). It provides short-term seed funding to support innovative projects and to enable academic physicians to develop programs sufficiently to qualify for additional support and evaluate novel strategies to transform health care delivery in Ontario.

This year SEAMO received 35 applications totalling $2.9 million in funding requests. SEAMO receives $650 thousand annually to support these applications and assist the winning projects in jump starting their research.


Reconnecting with friends from KGH/Queens

Posted 20198 February 28

Thank you Charles for being the great connector and the glue that keeps all our friends together Love from Hedy Boutros (1994)

On Tuesday, Changgao Yang (1996) showed me around his comprehensive anatomic & molecular pathology laboratory which he established from scratch. It has grown tremendously since I last visited 10 years ago: He hasn't taken a vacation during the past 16 years while pursuing his passion.

Changgao and I were given a tour by Beverly Wang (1994) of the UC Irvine Medical Center campus. During the past 4 years, her selfless dedication and contribution as chair of the Department of Anatomic Department have made a significant impact:

Mai Gu (1994) is enjoying equivalent success within the lab and beyond:

We finished off the evening with a delicious dinner at a popular local Korean BBQ restaurant. Life is very good ! Wonderful to enjoy it with dear friends. We are all grateful for the solid foundation our mentors at Queen's provided us during our formative years. Charles Yee (1994)

Left-Right Beverly, Charles, Mai, Changao


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Friday 2019 April 26
9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds - Gross Rm. - Dr. J. Rossiter
1:30-2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Rm.
1:30-2:20 Special P&MM Seminar - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Franco Vizeacoumar, PhD - Scientist II, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency - University of Saskatchewan - "Targeting the CINful genome to develop novel cancer therapies"

Monday 2019 April 29 - CANC440, CANC499, PATH310, PATH430/826, PATH499 Course Marks due in to Kevin

Wednesday 2019 May 01
08:00-10:00 Office Moves Douglas 213 to Douglas 211 - Dr. Manduch
08:00-12:00 Office Moves Douglas 202 to Douglas 213 - Dr. Gong
8:00-8:55 Slide Review for Royal College Exam - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 -
8:30-9:20 P&MM Journal Club - Richardson Lab Room 107 - Dr. Andrea Grin

Thursday 2019 May 02
4:00-5:00 QCRI Seminar Series - QCRI Room 100/101 - Kathleen Watt, PhD candidate - Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences - Division of Cancer Biology & Genetics "Characterizing the roles of microRNA in metastatic cancers"

See the Queen's University Events Calendar here

Courses offered in 2018 September: CANC499 * PATH425 * PATH499 * PATH823

Courses offered in 2019 January: CANC440 * PATH310 * PATH430/826

Announcements / Notices

2018 November 16
Welcome to the Department Dr. Yanping Gong to the positions of Assistant Professor at Queen’s University and Attending Staff Pathologist at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre with a focus in clinical pathology and perinatal pathology, effective 2018 Nov 19

2018 June 28
Welcome to the Department Dr. Yun Huang, Clinical Biochemist and Dr. Tao Wang, Pathologist, as of 2018 July 03.

Job Opportunities

Faculty Appointment in Translational Pathology/Molecular Medicine
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University invites applications from internationally recognized scientists whose research is congruent with the objective of building an outstanding program in innovative translational research linking diagnostic pathology and clinical management. The successful applicant will be eligible for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and is expected to participate in education and supervision/mentoring of trainees at all levels. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred start date for this position is September 1, 2019.
Posted 2019 January 31
Complete information here

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
Influence of the Host Microbiome on Factor VIII Immunogenicity A post-doctoral research fellow position is available as part of a 5-year NIH NHLBI-funded project aimed at furthering our understanding of the role of the gut microbiome as a determinant of factor VIII (FVIII) immunogenicity. Funds to initiate these studies have just become available.
Applications will be taken until position filled.
Posted 2018 October 4
Complete information here


Welcome to the Queen's Laboratory for Molecular Pathology
The QLMP is part of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. The QLMP provides rapid and economic advanced pathology services to researchers, students, clinicians, and private sector groups. The QLMP promotes productive interactions between scientists, clinicians, pathologists, and others by supporting research projects of common interest.
The QLMP offers a wide array of services including:
  • Histology
  • TMA design and construction
  • Whole slide scanning
  • TMA scanning
  • Customized immunohistochemistry and immunofluoroscence
  • Image analysis tools
  • Secure web database access and storage
  • Plastination
  • Electron Microscopy


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