Research and Innovation

Research & Innovation

The University of Toronto is a leader in research and innovation, with significant impact both locally and globally. Our outstanding research scholars are committed to understanding and solving the challenges that face us today - and look forward to what is possible for the future.

LATEST RESEARCH & INNOVATION NEWS

A noted diabetes researcher and public health advocate from the University of Toronto has been selected to lead a “powerhouse” research network that will focus on the global fight against diabetes and other serious chronic diseases.

Lorraine Lipscombe, a physician and associate professor in the department of medicine in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, has been appointed director of the Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations.

Researchers at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Public Health Ontario and Mount Sinai Hospital,

Makeup marketed as wear-resistant or long-lasting often contains synthetic chemicals that could pose a risk to human health and the environment, a

FEATURED RESEARCHERS

Daniel De Carvalho

2019 Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Daniel De Carvalho is an associate professor in the department of medical biophysics at the Faculty of Medicine and a senior scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. His work focuses on epigenetics, or the changes brought on by modification of gene expression, and better understanding the mechanisms behind tumour growth and translating this knowledge into more efficient approaches for therapy.

David Evans

2019 Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

An associate professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology in the Faculty of Arts & Science who oversees dinosaur research at the Royal Ontario Museum, Evans studies the Cretaceous Period to understand Earth’s biodiversity crisis today.

Jean-Philippe Julien

2019 Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Julien, an assistant professor in the departments of biochemistry and immunology in the Faculty of Medicine and a scientist at the SickKids Research Institute, studies how the immune system works and harnesses that information to design interventions, including vaccines.

Geoffrey Hinton, U of T's Godfather of Deep Learning