Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology

 
 

The graduate program in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology provides a curriculum of courses and a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to research in mechanisms of human disease leading to Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The program emphasizes:

  • Bone and Matrix Pathobiology

  • Cancer

  • Vascular and Cardiovascular Pathobiology

  • Immunopathology, Lymphatics, and Transplantation

  • Neuropathobiology and Endocrine Disorders

  • Microbiology and Infectious Disease

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology offers excellent research training programs that address the nature and molecular mechanisms of human disease. Over 130 faculty members, on campus and at university teaching hospitals, conduct studies and teach courses related to pathobiology and supervise students in the PhD and MSc programs. The department provides a unique academic research environment that encourages interaction among clinicians, scientists, and student trainees. Students can gain an excellent understanding of how discoveries in basic and clinical research settings lead to more effective strategies in the treatment of human illness.

Research foci include:

  • Antimicrobial Resistance: Surveillance and Mechanisms

  • Bone and Connective Tissue Diseases including Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

  • Cancer Pathogenesis and Prevention

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Cell-Matrix Interactions

  • Development: Cell Cycle, Differentiation, Signalling

  • Diabetes

  • Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Disorders

  • Hematopathology and Transfusion Medicine

  • Immunopathology and Transplantation

  • Inflammatory Disorders

  • Lipid Disorders

  • Lymphatic Pathobiology

  • Microbial Pathogenesis

  • Molecular Biomarkers

  • Neurodegenerative Disorders

  • Proteomics and Bioinformatics

  • Protein Structure and Function

  • Toxicology

  • Translational Research

  • Vascular Cell Biology

  • Viral Diseases

Students may also be interested in the combined degree program in Medicine, Doctor of / Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD).​

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Degrees Offered

Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology—MSc, MD/PhD, PhD

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DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MSc-Early deadline: 1-Feb-2016. Final deadline: 1-Jun-2016
PhD-Early deadline: 1-Feb-2016. Final deadline: 1-Jun-2016
MSc-Early deadline: 1-Feb-2016. Final deadline: 1-Jun-2016
PhD-Early deadline: 1-Feb-2016. Final deadline: 1-Jun-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MSc-GRE General and Subject
PhD-GRE General and Subject
3. Minimum GPA MSc-A-
PhD-A-
MSc-A-
PhD-A-
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes
MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc-After
PhD-After
MSc-Before
PhD-Before
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc-Yes
PhD-Yes
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
MSc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
9. Program length (full-time only) MSc-5 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MSc-5 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar