Members of the Department of Medical Biophysics have a strong record of excellence. Within the Faculty of Medicine, including active emeritus professors, there are several Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. Some have held their primary graduate appointments in Medical Biophysics and have been active participants in our graduate program.
Many of our Medical Biophysics members have received top accolades, including the Order of Canada and Gairdner International Awards. In addition, many department members have had their publications selected as Science Citation Classics and have been selected as University Professors (reserved for the top 1% of University of Toronto tenured professors).
Research principally takes place in the biomedical and cancer research institutes of the major teaching hospitals at the University of Toronto, and not on the University campus. These include the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Research Institute, the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, Rotman/Baycrest Research Institute, the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Techna Institute and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. The resources and facilities provided by these institutions are unmatched in Canada, as is research productivity: a recent five year review listed over 3,900 peer-reviewed papers published by our faculty and students which had already accrued over 64,000 citations in scientific literature.
Medical Biophysics Research Themes
Interdisciplinary research is at the heart of the department of Medical Biophysics, cutting across the conventional boundaries of biology, medicine, physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science and mathematics.
As such, the department currently has over 100 faculty actively researching in the areas of: