Professors University Of Toronto
The University of Toronto is a world-class institution that attracts some of the most talented professors. Here is a list of ten professors from UofT:
John A. Weiers
John A. Weiers is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from McMaster University (Hamilton, ON) in 1971; his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Western Ontario (London, ON) in 1979; and his Master’s Degree in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health (Boston MA) in 1981.
Dr. Weiers’ main areas of research interest are infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis but he has also worked on other aspects such as sexually transmitted disease epidemiology and health policy issues related to access to care for vulnerable populations around the world including those living with HIV/AIDS or TB infection.
Irma Dyalram has been a professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto since 2001, where she studies condensed matter chemistry. Her research interests include the chemical structure and properties of water, ice, and other condensed phases in nature.
She earned her PhD from Harvard University in 1996 with a thesis entitled “Free-Radical Polymerization at Interfaces: Tools for Supramolecular Architectures” (supervised by Professors Brian S. Stoltz).
Michael P. Kelly
Michael P. Kelly is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. He teaches courses on urban planning, economic geography and housing markets.
His research interests include: economic geography, housing markets and gentrification, census data analysis and health geographies.
He grew up in Port Colborne, Ontario but currently lives in downtown Toronto with his wife Louise (a U of T librarian) and their two children—Josephine (5) and Claire (2).
Prof Kelly has a PhD from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario where he studied under Professor David Gordon at Queen’s School of Urban Affairs.
Daniel Jablonski is a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and head of the Division of Nephrology & Kidney Research, one of the largest academic nephrology programs in Canada. The Division comprises approximately 95 faculty members who are active in all aspects of clinical nephrology, basic science research, population health and epidemiology, health care quality improvement and patient safety.
The Kidney Research Institute is an internationally recognized research centre for kidney disease focused on treatment discovery through clinical trials and basic science research; prevention through public education; healthy living strategies; and access to specialized services for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
R. T. Williams
R. T. Williams is a professor of genetics at the University of Toronto and a specialist in cancer genetics. He has been involved with the McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine since its inception in 2007, where he serves as director. Professor Williams was elected to the Order of Canada in 2010 and awarded an honorary doctorate by McGill University in 2011.
Alan H. Crocker
Alan H. Crocker
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Alan H. Crocker is a Professor in the Departments of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Community Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. He holds an MD from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and a PhD from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has been an active researcher for 30 years focusing on public health policy issues related to lifestyle behaviour change with an emphasis on physical activity promotion and prevention strategies for chronic disease management including diabetes control amongst adults struggling with weight loss issues related to obesity (BMI ≥30). His current research interests include: 1) identifying factors that influence physical activity behaviours among older adults living independently; 2) examining associations between objectively measured sedentary behaviours (e.g., sitting time) during waking hours and cardiometabolic biomarkers like blood pressure or cholesterol levels; 3) exploring how social determinants such as income influence health outcomes over time among disadvantaged populations living with multiple long term conditions such as heart disease or diabetes; 4) developing novel interventions using innovative technologies that promote healthy behaviours among vulnerable populations such as those experiencing homelessness who may not otherwise access these services due to cost concerns (e.g., gym membership fees).
The role of the gut microbiome in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been increasingly recognized, and the development of personalized strategies based on microbiomes is likely to improve therapeutic outcomes.
Moira Chan-Yeung’s research focuses on understanding how host genetics, microbial diversity and diet affect IBD pathogenesis.
Andreas Laupacis is Associate Professor and Director of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto. He is also an epidemiologist who specializes in the study of medical interventions, including their efficacy and efficiency. He has published widely on topics such as drug treatments for HIV/AIDS and complex interventions to manage diabetes complications in people with diabetes mellitus type 2. Laupacis was awarded the inaugural Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Evidence-Based Medicine at McMaster University, where he worked from 1998-2003 as Associate Professor (clinical).
Dr. Chengbo Wang is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. He obtained his PhD from McGill University in Montreal, and completed his post-doctoral training with Dr. David Goldstein at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas before joining UofT’s Department of Medicine in 2018 as a member of the Division Oncology and Hematology at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Dr. Wang’s research focuses on understanding how transcription factors interact with chromatin and DNA to drive gene expression during cellular differentiation and stem cell renewal, as well as how abnormal regulation of these processes results in disease states such as cancer or diabetes mellitus type I (DM1). His work has established that transcription factor binding sites (TFBS) are often marked by epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation or histone modifications which specify where specific proteins bind to DNA during gene activation/repression events; this allows him to identify new therapeutic targets for treating cancer diseases like multiple myeloma (MM)
Professor Marjan Ghafourian is a Professor of Physical and Environmental Sciences. She received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, followed by two postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University and Stanford University.
Before joining U of T, she worked as a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at McGill University for 10 years.
Her research interests are focused on molecular dynamics simulations and their applications to biological systems including proteins, lipids and water.
A list of professors at the University of Toronto
- Professor Cara Reynolds, Faculty of Medicine
- Professor Bernhard Schott, Department of Philosophy
- Professor Richard Campen, Department of Political Science
- Professor Esther Fraden, Faculty of Arts and Science
We hope that this list will help you find the perfect professor for your needs, whether you’re a student at the University of Toronto or elsewhere in Canada. If you have any questions about our list of professors, please feel free to contact us by email or phone. We would be more than happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have. Thanks again!