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John Rowlands


The primary research focus today is on cancer, one of the leading health concerns in Northwestern Ontario. Future expansion will move to other areas where disease is prevalent, such as cardiac care and neurology. In a decade, the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute hopes to make tremendous advances in early detection and treatment that will not only benefit residents of Northwestern Ontario but indeed the entire world.  



Advanced Detection Devices


      John A Rowlands, PhD., FCCPM 
      Founding Scientist

 Alla Reznik, PhD.

 Oleg Rubel, PhD.

 Boguslaw Tomanek, PhD                                                                                                        Scientist



Imaging Guided Interventions


      Laura Curiel, PhD.

      Samuel Pichardo, PhD.

      Mitchell Albert, PhD
      MRI Research Chair

      Jane Lawrence-Dewar, PhD

      Naana Jumah, BASc DPhil MD      

      Clinician Researcher 



Biomarker Exploration


 Ingeborg Zehbe, PhD, DSc

 Christopher Phenix, PhD

      Lily Wu, MD, PhD

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