CHIN - CIHR Human Immunology Network. Research in Human Immunology Clinical Care and Public Policy in Canada
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University of Toronto


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Node Leader
University of Toronto
Dr. Tania Watts

The Toronto Human Immunology Network was founded in 2010 and currently has more than 50 faculty members, based at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospital research institutes, as well as Public Health Ontario.

These investigators represent several academic departments, including Medicine, Immunology, Molecular Genetics, Medical Biophysics, and Public Health Sciences.

In 2011, the network became a FOCIS center of excellence. The network provides links to several existing groups in Toronto that have interests in human immunology including the Infectious disease research group; Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy group; the University of Toronto Transplant Institute; the Arthritis center of excellence and the Mclauglin-Rotman Center for Global Health.

The Toronto node provides expertise in human infectious disease, including HIV infections and coinfections, malaria and influenza, with particular strengths in human mucosal immunity, innate immunity and T and B cell biology. Also it has stellar research groups in autoimmunity, including arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and SLE with particular strength in genome wide association studies of autoimmune diseases.

At the Campbell Family Research Institute, Dr. Pamela Ohashi leads a group developing an adoptive immuntherapy program for cancer and the University of Toronto Transplant institute provides a center of excellence in solid organ transplantion, under the leadership of Dr. Gary Levy.

Further information can be found on the Toronto Human Immunology Network website.