Behind The Science

We ask some of LTRI’s brightest researchers what drives their curiosity about the human body in health and illness.

Dr. Stephen Lye

Dr. Stephen Lye

Interim director of the LTRI and senior investigator in the Women’s and Infants Health Research Group.

Dr. Mei Zhen

Dr. Mei Zhen

Dr. Zhen’s lab investigates the development of synapses in the central nervous system.

Dr. Daisy Singla

Dr. Daisy Singla

Improving women’s mental health before, during and after pregnancy shows what can be accomplished when women help support and improve the lives of other women.

Dr. Daniel Drucker

Dr. Daniel Drucker

A superstar in the world of diabetes research, Dr. Drucker was awarded the 2020 Warren Alpert Prize by Harvard Medical School recognizing discoveries enabling treatments for diabetes and obesity.

Dr. Miguel Ramalho-Santos

Dr. Miguel Ramalho-Santos

Canada 150 Research Chair in Developmental Epigenetics and Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Bruce Perkins

Dr. Bruce Perkins

Director of the Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes and The Sam and Judy Pencer Family Chair in Diabetes Research.

Dr. Caroline K. Kramer

Dr. Caroline K. Kramer

An endocrinologist at the Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Daniel Durocher

Dr. Daniel Durocher

Dr. Durocher has been behind major discoveries about how cells repair broken strands of DNA that could have exciting implications for the treatment of breast cancer.

Dr. Susanna Mak

Dr. Susanna Mak

Cardiologist, director of the Anna Prosserman Heart Function Clinic, Harold & Esther Mecklinger and The Posluns Family Cardiac Catheterization Research Laboratory.

Dr. Daniel Schramek

Dr. Daniel Schramek

Investigator at Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute.