Board of Directors

OIRM’s Board of Directors consists of highly qualified experts with years of experience in guiding organizations in the research field.

Chair

Sharon Colle

President and CEO
The Foundation Fighting Blindness

 

Janet Rossant

 

Board Members

Richard Meadows

General Partner,
BioInnovation Capital Fund

 

 

 

Michael Rudnicki

Senior Scientist
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Gail Naughton

CSO and Founder
Histogen Inc. 

 

 

 

 

Timothy Smith

CEO and Co-founder

Octane Biotech Inc.

 

 

Janet Rossant

Senior Scientist
SickKids Research Institute

 

 

Alan Trounson

Professor Emeritus, Monash University

Past President, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

 

 

Jim Woodgett

Director of Research,
Lunenfeld-Tanenbum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

OIRM Executive

 

Duncan Stewart

President and Scientific Director
Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine

 

 

 

Observer

 

Michael May

Chief Executive Officer
Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine

 

 

 

 

Sandra Donaldson

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Secretary to the BOD
Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

OIRM Council

The OIRM Council is a working management council who oversees the day-to-day running and strategic planning of the OIRM. It has representatives from the major active centres across the province.

OIRM Council Members

Harry Atkins Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Mick Bhatia

McMaster University

Jon Draper

McMaster University

 

Sandra Donaldson

Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine

 

Penney Gilbert

University of Toronto


David Hill

Lawson Health Research Institute

 

Kristin Hope

McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute

 

Gordon Keller

University Health Network

 

Thomas Koch

University of Guelph

 

John Laffey

St. Michael’s Hospital

Ren-Ke Li

University Health Network

 

Michael May

Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine

 


Cheryle Séguin

Western University

 

 

Duncan Stewart

Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine


B
ernard Thébaud

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Sowmya Viswanathan

University Health Network

Jing Wang

University of Ottawa

 

 

External Advisory Board

The OIRM’s External Advisory Board (EAB) is composed of world-class experts in stem cell and regenerative medicine science.

President and Scientific Director, OIRM

Duncan Stewart

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Duncan Stewart

Members

George Daley

Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

 

Jeffrey Hubbell

University of Chicago, USA

 

Douglas Lauffenburger

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

 


Chris Mason

University College London, UK

 


Kathrin Plath

University of California, USA

 


Michael Sefton

University of Toronto, Canada

 


Toshio Suda

Keio University, Japan

 


Jakub Tolar

University of Minnesota, USA

 


Fiona Watt

King’s College London, UK

 

 

Governance

OIRM’s governance model currently encompasses a Board of Directors, External Advisory Board and OIRM Council. The expertise of these board and council members provides strategic leadership as OIRM continues to launch its investments and initiatives.