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Research

The University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine and our nine fully affiliated hospitals bring together one of the largest communities of health researchers in the world. More than 1,600 principal investigators in 26 academic departments conducted $821 million in research last year. Together, we are leading research innovation to do what can't be done, and improving the health of people and populations around the globe.

COVID-19 Updates for Researchers

Effective Friday October 15th, research labs can move to 100% capacity without 2m distancing, as long as masks and any other applicable PPE are worn at all times when in the lab.

Nov 24, 2021
The University of Toronto’s Combined Containment Level 3 unit, equipped to safely study pathogens that cause infectious disease, was among the first labs in Canada to enable researchers to work with SaRS-CoV-2 samples. Now, the lab is also the heart of the Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium — a new U of T Institutional Strategic Initiative that will unite top university, hospital and global experts in infectious diseases.
Nov 24, 2021
When Ikran Ali and Zaky Hassan were teenagers in high school, they didn’t know careers doing laboratory medicine and health research were options. But, fast-forward to today. Now, Ali is a fifth-year PhD student in Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s Institute of Medical Science doing orthopaedic research on bone healing and infection, and Hassan is a second year Master’s student in Temerty Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry investigating the structural biology of coronavirus spike proteins.
Nov 24, 2021
Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered that an overlooked gene plays a major role in the development of antibodies, which help the immune system recognize and fight viruses including SARS-CoV-2, bacteria and other causes of infectious disease.

If you have urgent health or safety concerns related to research restart:

Notify your Supervisor or your Joint Health and Safety Contact If you aren't sure who your JHS contact is, you can look them up on the EHS website.
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