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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)


The Daffodil Gala

Posted 2017 February 16

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On Friday, February 3rd, 2017 (the eve of World Cancer Day), the Kingston Research Information Outreach Team in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society hosted the inaugural Daffodil Gala in support of the Queen's Transdisciplinary Training Program in Cancer Research at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts (

This special evening brought together more than 100 guests from the Kingston community to celebrate cancer research at Queen's, and included a reception with classical music entertainment by TRIOLA, a welcome address by Queen's Principal Daniel Woolf, talks by leading cancer researchers including Dr. Lois Mulligan (Professor, Pathology & Molecular Medicine), Dr. Janet Dancey (Director, Canadian Cancer Trials Group) & Dr. Victoria Hoskin (Post-doctoral Fellow, Pathology & Molecular Medicine), an acapella performance by All the Queen's Men, and a silent auction.

Thanks to the many supporters and sponsors, including Unique Restoration Ltd., Grand & Toy, AstraZeneca, AMJ Campbell, and university-affiliated departments/institutions, over $20,000 was raised to train future students in cancer research at Queen's University.


Terry Fox Rapid Fire Talks

Posted 2016 December 13

In this year's Terry Fox Research Institute Symposium, held at Toronto MaRS Centre, Dr. Abdi Ghaffari's abstract was selected (awarded) for the"Rapid Fire Postdoc Talk" session:

Real time imaging of lymph node metastasis reveals ezrin as a novel target in suppressing invasion and immune evasion in cancer

Abdi Ghaffari; Victoria Hoskin4; Gulisa Turashvili1; Sonal Varma1; Jeff Mewburn; Graeme Mullins; Peter A. Greer; Friedemann Kiefer; Andrew G. Day; Yolanda Madarnas; Sandip SenGupta, and BRUCE E. ELLIOTT*


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Monday February 27
8:30-10:20 Path 430/826 - Richardson Lab Room 101
8:30-9:30 Autopsy Conference NOT scheduled this week
1:00-2:00 Hematopathology Review - Richardson Lab Rm. 102
3:30-4:20 Path 310 - Walter Light Hall Auditorium

Tuesday February 28
9:00-10:00 Neuropathology Conference NOT scheduled this week
11:30-2:20 Canc 440 - Botterell Hall Room B148
1:45-2:45 GI & Liver Conference NOT scheduled this week
4:00-5:00 Path 830-930 Research Seminar - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Hilary Snider - PhD Candidate - "Glucocorticoid Receptor Methylation as a Biomarker of Tamoxifen Response"

Wednesday March 01
8:00 - 8:55 Resident Slide Review for Royal College Exam Multihead Microscope Rm - Dr. K. Song
9:00 - 9:55 Resident Breast II - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. S. Varma
10:00-10:55 Micro Round (Peds) - Multihead Microscope Rm. - Dr. C. Davidson
11:00-11:55 Neuro - Pediatric Brain Tumours - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. J. Rossiter
12:00-12:55 Resident Critical Appraisal & Evidence Based Medicine - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. L. Shepherd
2:30-3:20 Path 310 - Walter Light Hall Auditorium

Thursday March 02
8:00-9:00 Oncology Grand Rounds - Botterell Hall Room B143 - Dr. Warren Mason "Towards Molecular Classification of Brain Tumours: Implications for Patient Management"
12:30-1:30 Pathology Grand Rounds - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Dr. Mahboubeh Rahmani - Hematopathology Candidate - An unusual bleeding in a young woman with anti-phospholipid syndrome
4:30-5:20 Path 310 - Walter Light Hall Auditorium

Friday March 3
9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds -Dr. S. Varma - Gross Room
1:30-2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Rm

Courses offered in 2016 September: CANC497 * CANC499 * PATH425 * PATH499 * PATH823

Courses offered in 2017 January: CANC440 * PATH310 * PATH430/826

Job Opportunities

No opportunities at present - keep watching this space!


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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