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Welcome to the Department
of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

boagI am delighted to have recently assumed the role of Head in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine (DPMM) at Queen’s. This is an exciting time of growth and innovation in our Department which is uniquely placed at the interfaces between basic biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory services and the emerging field of personalized molecular medicine.

DPMM is home to many vibrant research programs with focussed areas of excellence including cancer biology and molecular hemostasis. We host the Queen’s Laboratory for Molecular Pathology core research facility and also the Canadian Cancer Trials Group tumour bank. The well established DPMM Graduate program offers Master’s and PhD degrees and a recently added a combined BScH/MSc degree that allows students to transition 4th year undergraduate research projects into accelerated Master’s degrees.

> continued (Welcome letter from Dr. Sandy Boag)


Elizabeth Lightbody Presents at STC

Posted 2017 December 07

Elizabeth Lightbody was selected to give a platform presentation for her work on "Knockout of mammary epithelial-specific PPARG increases the metastatic potential of HER2+ breast cancer" at The Society of Toxicology of Canada (STC) 49th Annual Symposium held last week Nov 29th-Dec 1st in Montreal.


Dr. Sandip SenGupta at the Innovators Exchange symposia

Posted 2017 November 13

Dr. Sandip SenGupta was invited to speak in Taiwan and in Vietnam (November 3 and 4) at the Innovators Exchange symposia, sponsored by Abbott Diagnostics, to a group of southeast Asian hospital and private laboratory managers and directors.
The theme of the conferences was "Discover the hidden potential of your laboratorys data". Dr. SenGupta's lecture was entitled: "Digital Transformation of a Healthcare Enterprise Begins with a Service-Focused, Operationally Efficient Laboratory".
He discussed the importance of creating and demonstrating value through the clinical laboratory for our healthcare ecosystem and presented the results of how the recent implementation of the AlinIQ Business Intelligence System in the Core Laboratory at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre has helped to improve performance of our laboratory, including better turnaround times for test results and opportunities for growth through repatriation of referred out tests.


Bruce Elliott Excellence in Teaching Award 2017

Posted 2017 September 29

Congratulations to Dr. Lois Mulligan on receiving the 2017 Bruce Elliott Excellence in Teaching Award!


Dr. RSA Prentice Award "For Excellence in Teaching" 2017

Posted 2017 September 29

Congratulations to Dr. Iain Young on receiving the 2017 Dr. RSA Prentice Award "For Excellence in Teaching" from our residents/elective students and Dr. Sandy Boag.


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Queen's Laboratory for Molecular Pathology - Complete Histopathology, Molecular and Image Analysis Services



Tuesday December 12
9:00-10:00 Neuropathology Conference - Autopsy Conference Rm.
2:00-3:00 GI & Liver Conference - Multihead Microscope Rm.
2:00-3:30 Department Faculty Meeting - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre
4:00-5:00 Path 830/930 Department Research Seminar - NOT scheduled this week

Wednesday December 13
Resident (PGY 2-5) December Exam
8:30 - 10:00 Short Answer - Richardson Lab Rm. 102
10:30 -11:30 20 cytology images - Dietary 2 Computer Classroom B,
20 forensic pathology images
20 gross images
12:30 - 2:30 50 digital slides Dietary 2, Computer Classroom B

Thursday December 14
11:30-12:30 Grand Rounds - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Dr. N. Baluch - Neuroblastoma "The good, the bad and the ugly"

Friday 2017 Dec 15
9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds - Gross Room - Dr. T. Childs
12:00-1:00 Forensic Mini Series - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. K. Cunningham
1:30-2:30Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Rm.
1:30-2:30 Medical Legal Work Round - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre
1:00-2:30 Queen's University Pension Plan Annual General Meeting - Ellis Hall Auditorium

Tuesday 2017 Dec 19
4:00-5:00 Path 830/930 Department Research Seminar - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Dr. Walter Kahr - Division of Haematology/Oncology - Senior Scientist, Cell Biology Program - The Hospital for Sick Children - Departments of Paediatrics & Biochemistry - University of Toronto "From the largest to the smallest: insights into megakaryocytes & platelets"

Friday 2017 Dec 22
Queen's University closes at end of day today and will reopen on Tuesday 2018 January 02

Courses offered in 2017 September: CANC497 * CANC499 * PATH425 * PATH499 * PATH822

Courses offered in 2018 January: CANC440 * PATH310 * PATH430/826

Announcements / Notices

2017 Nov 28
Please keep your eyes open for the EPSON projector remote from Richlab Room 107 as it has gone missing in the last few days. Also for the LG display remote in the Multihead Microscope Room (Since mid summer).

2017 Sept 06
The Daria M. Haust Pathology Summer Studentship is for 1st or 2nd year Queen's Medical students for a 10 week studentship in our Department. Deadline 2018 Feb 01

2017 October 02
After 25 years, the email server has been decommissioned and shut down.
Please remove any addresses you may have that reference or from address books or distribution lists.

Job Opportunities

The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine in the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences and its affiliated teaching hospitals is recruiting an Academic General Pathologist, or an Academic Anatomical Pathologist with expertise in one or more clinical laboratory medicine disciplines, to provide service and leadership at our academic health sciences centre and in our region’s community hospitals. We are a very collegial department, with a strong culture of clinical service excellence, education, scholarship and clinical leadership.
Posted 2017 Nov 22
Complete information here


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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
  • Page Last Updated: 2017 October 24