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.

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!

March 30, 2017
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Marie’s Feature Platform Presentation

Marie has been selected as a Feature Platform Presentation winner for her oral presentation during London Health Research Day on Tuesday, March 28th for her work on Kidney Injury Molecule-1 Promotes Renal Cell Carcinoma Tumor Progression. Congratulations Marie!

March 30, 2017
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Congratulations Shivam for Best Oral Presentation Award!

Shivam recently presented his thesis work on Kim-1 gene polymorphisms and risk of delayed graft function after deceased donor kidney transplantation at Ontario Biology Day. He won best oral presentation in the category of human health. Congratulations!

March 29, 2017
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Congratulations Rak for Winning NSERC USRA!

Congratulations to our very own Rak for winning NSERC USRA for the summer of 2017! Unfortunately, he will be leaving our lab temporarily on a training trip but will be back with more knowledge and skills. We wish him goodluck on his endeavours.

November 30, 2016
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2016 CNTRP Research Innovation Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Gunaratnam and the Gunaratnam lab for being one of the thirteen recipients of the 2016 CNTRP Research Innovation Grants! The grant was awarded for the study of Kidney Injury Molecule-1 (KIM-1) gene polymorphisms and risk of delayed graft function after deceased donor kidney transplantation.


“These thirteen projects are important new components of the CNTRP and will have a significant impact on both solid organ and stem cell transplant patients,” says Dr. Lori West, Director of the CNTRP and Director of the Alberta Transplant Institute. “This record investment in new peer reviewed grant funding from our partners into the CNTRP ($325,000) will allow these investigators to integrate their research into the CNTRP structure, enabling them to leverage the full resources of the network to translate personalized medicine interventions into clinical practice.”


Check it out here: 
2016 CNTRP Research Innovation Grant