Daring to Ask: Research Profiles

From the laboratory to patient care, research chairs at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are revolutionizing our understanding of medicine, and changing how we approach our greatest health challenges and opportunities.

Endowed Chair holders and Canada Research Chairs at the School are highly-regarded leaders in their respective fields of study, which include cardiovascular health, neuroscience, biostatistics, precision drug therapy and more. A closer look at the research they conduct reflects current innovation and future developments and applications in their disciplines at large.

Our research chairs are harnessing bioinformatics and precision medicine, employing leading-edge technology to unravel the complexities of the human brain, and using the power of data to recognize patterns in health care delivery. These researchers are pushing past conventions, embracing new possibilities and daring to ask: how can we improve lives? 

Daring to Ask profiles Canada Research Chairs and Endowed Research Chairs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

These researchers are advancing knowledge in their respective fields, asking and answering questions that challenge that status quo and seeking to improve patient care. It is essential research made possible by generous donors and the investment of funding agencies. Daring to Ask features stories of leadership and innovation from researchers in the areas of precision medicine, biogenetics, health informatics, neuroscience and more. It is essential research made possible by generous donors and the investment of funding agencies.

Explore their stories

Dr. Robert Hegele

Wolfe Distinguished Medical Research Chair in Human Gene Function, Edith Schulich Vinet Chair in Human Genetics, Martha Blackburn Chair in Cardiovascular Research

Can we use DNA technology to improve lives?

Dr. Ruth Lanius

Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine

How can personalized medicine for psychological trauma help reconnect the mind and body?

Dr. Luciano Sposato

Kathleen & Dr. Henry Barnett Chair in Stroke Research

What is the link between the brain and the heart?

Dr. Dervla Connaughton

Eugen Drewlo Chair in Kidney Research and Innovation

How can we provide personalized, precision-based medicine for patients with kidney disease?