In this episode of Behind the Breakthrough, we hear from cardiac pathologist and award-winning principal investigator at the McEwen Stem Cell Institute Dr. Michael Laflamme. His mission: to restore the function of injured hearts by replacing scar tissue with healthy heart muscle cells made from stem cells.
He shares why it’s important to put your career aspirations to paper early on, what it’s like to co-found a company that’s been acquired for $1US billion, and why researchers should try to be scientifically fearless.
Dr. John Dick on his famous discovery of cancer stem cells, and the puzzle of research
Dr. Mansoor Husain on breakthrough drug for diabetes and heart disease
Dr. Alex Mihailidis on helping us live at home longer
Dr. Ralph DaCosta on a better way to visualize cancer and his serendipitous invention
Dr. Sonya MacParland on developing the world’s first map of the liver
Dr. Heather Baltzer on pioneering hand trauma treatment.
Dr. Pamela Ohashi on revolutionizing cancer treatment with immunotherapy
Dr. Taufik Valiante invents implantable computer chip designed to stop epileptic seizures
Dr. Stephanie Protze on turning stem cells into pacemaker cells
Dr. Brad Wouters on UHN's COVID-19 research, leadership during the pandemic, and anti-vaxxers
Season 2…coming soon!
Dr. Donald Weaver's lifelong quest to cure Alzheimer's
Using computers to understand cancer, with Dr. Michael Hoffman
Pioneering treatments to get spinal cord injured patients mobile, with Dr. Kristin Musselman
Reversing blindness and the serendipity of science, with Dr. Valerie Wallace
Overcoming ‘impostor syndrome’ and helping the elderly live well, with Dr. Jennifer Campos
Meet the cancer code breaker, Dr. Mathieu Lupien
Robotics, rehabilitation therapy and learning from failure, with Dr. Milos Popovic
Challenging the meaning of palliative care, with Dr. Camilla Zimmermann
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