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James Lacefield

James Lacefield

PhD; Electrical & Computer Engineering, Medical Biophysics

Research Interests / Specializations: Pre-clinical research; Ultrasound imaging; Translational research; mathematical oncology
Dale Laird

Dale Laird

PhD Anatomy & Cell Biology, Physiology & Pharmacology; Former Canada Research Chair in Gap Junctions and Disease; Distinguished University Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology and Physiology & Pharmacology, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Gap junction proteins; connexins; pannexins; connexin pathologies; Mouse models of human disease
Peeyush Lala

Peeyush Lala

MD, PhD, Dsc (honoris causa); Anatomy & Cell Biology; Oncology (Experimental)

Research Interests / Specializations: Breast Cancer; Cellular and molecular mechanisms of metastasis; Cancer stem cells; Translational research
Pencilla Lang

Pencilla Lang

BEng, MD, FRCPC, PhD. Radiation Oncologist. Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University.

Research Interests / Specializations: Clinical: specializing in head and neck, sarcoma, and lungs. Research interests: translational imaging, predictive modelling, applications of AI to oncology, clinical trials and quality of life.
Ting Lee

Ting Lee

PhD; Medical Biophysics, Medical Imaging; Oncology (Experimental) Scientist, Lawson & Robarts

Research Interests / Specializations: Quantitative molecular and functional with PET and CT, Machine learning to enhance and assist quantitative imaging.
John  Lenehan

John Lenehan

MD. Medical Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program. Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Clinician-Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute

Research Interests / Specializations: Clinician: GI and Melanoma. Research: Immunotherapy, Fecal Microbiome Transplant, Pancreatic Cancer
Shawn Li

Shawn Li

PhD; Biochemistry, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Molecular and Epigenetic Basis of Cancer.

Research Interests / Specializations: Cancer mechanisms; Signal transduction; Proteomics; Novel cancer therapeutics
David Litchfield

David Litchfield

PhD; Biochemistry, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Department of Oncology (Experimental). Vice-Dean, Research & Innovation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

Research Interests / Specializations: Precision Oncology, Protein kinase inhibitors, Signal Transduction, Biomarker identification and characterization, Functional proteomics, Phosphoproteomics, Translational Research
Dan Lizotte

Dan Lizotte

PhD; Computer Science; Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Research Interests / Specializations: Machine Learning; Sequential Decision-Making; Biostatistics; Causal Inference; Professor Lizotte's research aims to adapt and improve reinforcement learning, machine learning, and statistical techniques so they can be applied to new sources of medical data, and can in turn provide clinicians with the best available evidence for non-myopic medical decision making. He is particularly interested in problems involving multiple outcomes, causal inference, and outlier detection.
Michael Lock

Michael Lock

MD; Oncology (Radiation) Chair Division of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests / Specializations: Signal transduction; Functional proteomics; Protein kinase inhibitors; Biomarker identification & characterization; Cell proliferation & survival; Translational research
Ana Lohmann

Ana Lohmann

MD. PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Shulich School of Dentistry and Medicine. Medical Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre. Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute.

Research Interests / Specializations: Clinical: Gynecological and Breast Cancers. Research Interests: Breast Cancer, Obesity and Liquid Biopsy.
Kun Ping Lu

Kun Ping Lu

MD. PhD. Professor, Western Research Chair in Biotherapeutics, Department of Biochemistry. Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Scientist, Robarts Research Institute, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Pin1 inhibitors to turn immunologically cold tumors hot for eradicating cancers
Len Luyt

Len Luyt

PhD. Professor, Departments of Chemistry, Oncology, and Medical Imaging. Western University. Scientists, Cancer Research Laboratory Program, London Regional Cancer Centre.

Research Interests / Specializations: Peptide Chemistry, Radiochemistry; Novel molecular imaging agents; PET imaging
Maria MacDonald

Maria MacDonald

MD. FRCPC. Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Director, Adult Neuro-Oncology Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Neuro-Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Centre, London Health Sciences Centre.

Research Interests / Specializations: Neuro-oncology and Neurofibromatosis.
Saman Maleki

Saman Maleki

PhD, MSc. Assistant Professor, Depts. of Oncology, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Medical Biophysics. Principal Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute.

Research Interests / Specializations: Tumor Immunologist and Cancer Biologist. Focused on understanding how to sensitize hard-to-treat cancers to immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Sarah Mattonen

Sarah Mattonen

PhD; Assistant Professor of Medical Biophysics, Oncology, Biomedical Engineering.

Research Interests / Specializations: Cancer Imaging, Medical Image Analysis, Radiomics, Machine Learning, Translational Research.
John MacFarlane

John MacFarlane

President & CEO, London Health Sciences Foundation

Richard McClelland

Richard McClelland

Operations Lead

Research Interests / Specializations: Cancer Clinical Research Unit
John  McCormick

John McCormick

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology. Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute. Member, Canadian Research and Development Centre for Probiotics at LHRI. Member, Centre for Human Immunology at Western University.

Research Interests / Specializations: Bacterial exotoxins, protein engineering, immunotherapeutics, tumour-targeted superantigens
Jacob McGee

Jacob McGee

MD; Oncology, Surgery, Gynecologic Oncologist

Research Interests / Specializations: Chemotherapy; Translational research
Lucas Mendez

Lucas Mendez

MD. MSc. DRCPSC. Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Radiation Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre.

Research Interests / Specializations: Clinical and translational research projects involving brachytherapy in gynaecological and genitourinary cancers.
Karen  Metcalfe

Karen Metcalfe



Donna Murrell

Donna Murrell

PhD, Medical Physicist, London Regional Cancer Program. Assistant Professor; Departments of Oncology and Medical Biophysics.

Research Interests / Specializations: Radiation oncology physics, imaging, cellular MRI, 3D printing.
Joe Mymryk

Joe Mymryk

PhD; Oncology (Experimental), Microbiology & Immunology and Otalaryngology; Distinguished Oncology Scientist, LRCP; Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute

Research Interests / Specializations: Tumour Viruses; Head & Neck Cancers induced by HPV; Gastric Cancers induced by EBV; Epigenetics; Translational Research.
Krista  Naccarato

Krista Naccarato

B.Sc., B.Ed.,CCRP. Manager, Corporate Research, Windsor Regional Hospital.

Tim  Nguyen

Tim Nguyen

MD: Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Radiation Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program. RO Lead for spine SABR.

Research Interests / Specializations: Medical Education, SBRT for bone and brain metastases.
Anthony Nichols

Anthony Nichols

MD; Otolaryngology, Oncology (Surgery) Associate Professor, Head and Neck Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Oncology; Oncology Scientist, LRCP

Research Interests / Specializations: Head & Neck Cancer; Robotic Surgery; Translational research; Biomarkers; Tumor virology; Clinical genomics