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Welcome to the Department of Anesthesia within the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. The department has experienced steady growth over the last 10 years and is currently comprised of 34 full-time faculty and 165 part-time faculty.

Our major strength is people and several members of the department are in significant leadership roles within the hospitals and academic programs. Our hospital partners include Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare locally, but we also reach out into the community through the Waterloo Regional Campus and the Niagara Regional Campus.

- Dr. James Paul, Professor & Chair



MSSOL-Immunology and Infection Program seminar series

Join MIRC for weekly seminars featuring trainee 'Work in Progress(WIP)' and faculty member's from McMaster and other institutions sharing their work in the 'Immunology and Infection Program(IIP)' series.

MSSOL-McMaster Immunology Research Centre’s Seminar Series Online, (IIP)Immunology and Infection Program Seminar for Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 9-10 a.m.

Speaker: Dr. Sam Workenhe, DVM, Ph.D. Assistant Professor~ Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and Assistant Professor, Part time~ MIRC, Department of Medicine, McMaster University

Title: "Optimizing targeted approaches to activate immunogenic cancer cell death"

 The immune system functions best to recognize and attack tumors when there is an alarm signal secreted by dying cancer cells. Stressed and dying cancer cells send several messages to educate immune cells that a danger is apparent. Hence, certain types of cancer cell death can be used to awaken the immune system, although detailed mechanisms of immune activation and trafficking after induction of cancer cell death remain unknown. In this talk, I will present the various approaches my lab is taking to identify the type(s) of cancer cell death that best engages the immune system to fight cancer.

 The seminar will be hosted by Dr. Carl Richards, MIRC Director

For more information or the zoom link, please contact MIRC admin.

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