The Latner Thoracic Research Program: Scientific direction of research streams

Improved efficacy of research and education in the laboratory

Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratories (LL) is one of the most successful research programs worldwide in lung cancer and lung transplant research. LL publishes one peer-reviewed publication every two weeks. On the translational front, this program has developed ground-breaking clinical applications of which Ex-vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) is a good example. EVLP is a revolutionary technique to assess and treat donor lungs and has been translated into clinical use in Canada and is now pending regulatory approval for use in the U.S.

Students:

Ms. Hillary Chan

HBSc, MHScTR

Clinical Transplant Systems, Trillium Gift of Life Network
Project analyst

Dr. Jussi Tikkanen

MD, PhD, MHScTR, MHScTR

UHN , University of Toronto
Assistant Professor , Clinical Fellow

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Joseph Ferenbok

PhD
Translational Research Program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Revolutionary Translator, Director

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Kevin Vuong

Delphic Research

Vice President & COO

Jerome Valero

Princess Margaret Hospital

Dr. Shaf Keshavjee

MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Innovation, Dept. of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI), Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU), Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Division of Thoracic Surgery & Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto , McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Latner Thoracic Research Laboratories , Surgical Services and Critical Care UHN , Toronto Lung Transplant Program , James Wallace McCutcheon Chair in Surgery

Vice Chair, Senior Scientist, Director, Professor, Surgeon-in-Chief

Colin D. Furness

BSc, MISt, PhD, MPH

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor (Cross-appointment)

The Latner Thoracic Research Program: Scientific direction of research streams

Ms. Hillary Chan

HBSc, MHScTR

Clinical Transplant Systems, Trillium Gift of Life Network
Project analyst

Dr. Jussi Tikkanen

MD, PhD, MHScTR, MHScTR

UHN , University of Toronto
Assistant Professor , Clinical Fellow

Improved efficacy of research and education in the laboratory

Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratories (LL) is one of the most successful research programs worldwide in lung cancer and lung transplant research. LL publishes one peer-reviewed publication every two weeks. On the translational front, this program has developed ground-breaking clinical applications of which Ex-vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) is a good example. EVLP is a revolutionary technique to assess and treat donor lungs and has been translated into clinical use in Canada and is now pending regulatory approval for use in the U.S.

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Joseph Ferenbok

PhD
Translational Research Program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Revolutionary Translator, Director

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Kevin Vuong

Delphic Research

Vice President & COO

Jerome Valero

Princess Margaret Hospital

Dr. Shaf Keshavjee

MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Innovation, Dept. of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI), Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU), Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Division of Thoracic Surgery & Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto , McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Latner Thoracic Research Laboratories , Surgical Services and Critical Care UHN , Toronto Lung Transplant Program , James Wallace McCutcheon Chair in Surgery

Vice Chair, Senior Scientist, Director, Professor, Surgeon-in-Chief

Colin D. Furness

BSc, MISt, PhD, MPH

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor (Cross-appointment)