With over $10 million in annual operating grants, the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s is one of Canada’s leading pathology research centres. Established research programs are found in the areas cancer biology, vascular biology, genetics, molecular hemostasis, amyloidogenesis, and cholesterol metabolism.
Faculty and residents are also able to collaborate with the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute, a nationally-respected transdisciplinary facility offering 60,000 square feet of dedicated research space. Translational research has emerged as another strength of the Department through this collaboration.
Mentorship of residents begins in the first year and faculty members, many of whom have their own laboratories, provide numerous opportunities for research. Residents are able to work in established laboratories which are using multidisciplinary techniques to investigate aspects of fields such as amyloidogenesis and Alzheimer’s disease, artherosclerosis, the molecular biology of cancer, coagulation and fibrinolysis, cytogenetics, and neuropathology.
Residents interested in academic careers benefit from up to a year of protected time for in-depth research. They are given support in applying for independent funding and scholarships and have met with much success in doing so. Funding is also available for the presentation of research at both national and international conferences.