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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)


Healthcare Ecosystem

Posted 2017 April 12

Dr. Sandip Sengupta (seated, third from left), participating in expert panel discussion in Toronto on the Healthcare Ecosystem leadership forum, sponsored by Abbott Diagnostics, April 4 2017


First author publication

Posted 2017 April 04

Congratulations to Jihang Yu on her recent first author publication entitled “TAZ induces lung cancer stem cell properties and tumorigenesis by up-regulating ALDH1A1”, which appeared this March in the journal Oncotarget.

This publication comes from Jihang’s MSc thesis project in Dr. Xiaolong Yang’s lab, which explored the ability of TAZ to drive tumorigenesis in lung cancer, and showed quite elegantly using a CRISPR gene knockout approach that the TAZ transcriptional target gene aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH1a1) is a key driver of cancer stem cell characteristics.

Well done Jihang!


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Thursday 2017 April 27
12:30-1:30 Pathology Grand Rounds - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Dr. Scott Davey - TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AND THE END OF CIVILIZATION
4:00-5:00 Renal Biopsy Round - Multihead Microscope Rm
Last day of undergraduate exams

Friday April 28
9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds - Dr. S. Boag - Gross Room
1:30-2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Rm

Tuesday 2017 May 02
4:00-5:00 Path 830/930 Dept Research Seminar - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Catherine Crawford-Brown - MSc Candidate - "Identifying a hypermethylation signature for the blood-based detection of ER+/luminal breast cancers"

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

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


2017 March 31
The departmental email server (running since 1992), will be shutdown and removed from service at the end of 2017. Most users have since migrated to either or addresses already, but there are still a few transitioning.
Please remove any addresses you may have that reference or from address books or distribution lists. Autoreply email has also been going out for some time, notifying the sender of the changes.
And for those who have asked, "cliff" if from the TV Sitcom Cheers, where a character named Cliff Claven was a mailman.

Job Opportunities

Posted 2017 April 11
POSITION TITLE: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Cognitive Analytics for Molecular Oncology
DEPARTMENT: Pathology and Molecular Medicine/Center for Advanced Computing
Closing Date: 2017 May 01
Click for complete details


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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