Tissue Injury and Repair

Western University - LHSC

Research Focus

Increasing the lifespan of transplanted kidneys by studying the effects and potential role of kidney injury molecule-1 in the innate immune response.

October 2, 2017
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Dr. Gunaratnam’s Message for KFOC’s Kidney Walk

Here is what Dr. Gunaratnam had to say on the importance of kidney research in support of the Kidney Walk held annually by the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

September 6, 2017
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Recognized as High Calibre Research

The Canadian Institute of Health Research has recognized our lab’s research on “advancing our understanding of why transplanted kidneys fail prematurely and helping to develop new potential treatments to prolong their lifespan” as high calibre health research at Western University.

May 18, 2017
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5-year CIHR Project Grant!

The results for the 2016 Fall CIHR Project Grant competition were recently announced and we were fortunate enough to be awarded a 5-year CIHR project grant for our KIM-1 transplant work in this highly competitive selection process! Thanks to each and everyone of our members for their contribution to the success of our research program.


To find out more about our abstract The Role of Kidney Injury Molecule-1 in Renal Transplantation and the work of other CNTRP researchers check it out here:
CNTRP Researchers in the CIHR Fall 2016 Competition

May 18, 2017
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Textbook of Organ Transplantation

Several CNTRP Researchers took part in producing the new Textbook of Organ Transplantation. Dr. Gunaratnam was one of the contributors to this extensive publication that provides a comprehensive overview of modern transplantation.


May 15, 2017
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Special Announcements and Farewells

As the school year has come to an end, we have a few special announcements to share regarding our lab members:


Shivam – Congratulations on getting accepted to the M.Sc. program in Bioethics at Harvard University!
Marie – Congratulations on getting accepted to the School of Optometry at University of Waterloo!
Alina – Congratulations on getting accepted to the Schulich Medical School at Western University!


We are so proud of all of you. Thank you being a part of the LG lab and (enriching my experience as a mentor – Dr. G). For all of you still working hard to get into your respective programs, don’t give up! You will get there!