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Pre-Clinical Modelling

Pre-clinical modelling is a critical transitional step in determining whether research findings are physiologically relevant. This step is essential for bringing in vitro findings to testing in human clinical trials. Our approach is to continuously innovate new models of disease to begin testing early in the research process, ultimately ensuring translational capacity.

Principal Investigators

Mick Bhatia

Mick Bhatia

Director and Senior Scientist

Brad Doble

Brad Doble

Principal Investigator

Jon Draper

Jon Draper

Principal Investigator

Kristin Hope

Kristin Hope

Principal Investigator

Sheila Singh

Sheila Singh

Principal Investigator

Karun Singh

Karun Singh

Principal Investigator

Related Projects

To identify novel therapeutics that can target the bone marrow environment to destroy and prevent leukemia. By better understanding the optimal bone marrow conditions needed to support healthy blood stem cells, this study also has the potential to improve stem cell transplantation therapies.

The combination of standard of care chemotherapy, coupled with novel drugs discovered by our group, is hoped to prevent cancer relapse.

Screening for repurposed drugs that rescue our preclinical TAO2 autism spectrum disorder models, and working to move these into Phase I clinical trials.

Related News

StemCellTalks 2018 at McMaster University Brings Discussions of Making Sci-Fi Medicine a Modern Reality

StemCellTalks 2018 at McMaster University Brings Discussions of Making Sci-Fi Medicine a Modern Reality

StemCellTalks coordinator, Damian Tran, recounts the inspiring moments of the symposium, which aimed to engage senior high school students with introductory stem cell biology. [...]

Damian Tran

Damian Tran | Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spoiling the soil for leukemia favours normal blood cells

Spoiling the soil for leukemia favours normal blood cells

Promoting fat cells in the bone marrow inhibits leukemic cells but promotes normal blood generation [...]

Tony Collins

Tony Collins | Monday, October 16, 2017

Bhatia Lab Helps Human Cells Find Balance

Bhatia Lab Helps Human Cells Find Balance

In a study published today in Cell Reports, the Bhatia lab describes how they uncovered a solution to a major roadblock in unlocking the potential of hPSCs. [...]

Paige Collins

Paige Collins | Tuesday, April 4, 2017