School of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences Queen's University
 

Colin D. Funk, Ph.D.

Molecular, Cellular and Physiological Medicine
Professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences


Address:    Queen's University
                  Botterell Hall, Room 433
                  Kingston, ON K7L3N6
Telephone: (613) 533-3242

Email:         funkc@queensu.ca
Lab Website: The Funk Laboratory


Degrees:
Sept. 1985 McGill University, Ph.D., Department of Medicine, Montreal, Canada
Ph.D. Thesis: The Metabolism of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids by Vascular Tissue

Postgraduate Training:
1986-1988 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiological Chemistry, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Topic: The molecular biology of enzymes involved in leukotriene biosynthesis.

Recent Awards and Honors:
2004-2011 Canada Research Chair in Molecular, Cellular and Physiological Medicine (renewed 2011-2018) ; Canadian Foundation for Innovation Grant

2006-2013 Career Investigator, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

2007 Leaders Opportunity Fund Award, Canadian Foundation for Innovation

2008-2010 Killam Research Fellowship, Canada Council for the Arts

Research Interests:  Gene editing in induced pluripotent stem cells, urea cycle disorders, mechanisms of cardiovascular inflammation in disease (atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, thrombosis). Read more...