Keenan Research Centre

Scientist Profiles

Mario A. Ostrowski

MD, University of Western Ontario; FRCP (anatomical pathology), University of Toronto/McGill University; FRCP (internal medicine), University of Toronto; FRCP (infectious diseases), University of Toronto

Affiliations

Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Immunology, Lab Medicine, Pathobiology, University of Toronto

Infectious disease consultant, St. Michael's Hospital

Research Interests

HIV, HCV, immunopathogenesis, vaccine development, infectious diseases, immunoregulation

Research Activities

My current research interests focus on the immunopathogenesis of HIV/AIDS and HCV. We are interested in understanding why HIV and HCV persist in the host. Current work is divided along the following lines:

  1. Examination of T cell immune response to HIV and HCV infection.
  2. Investigation of new immune-based adjuvants for DNA or pox-based vaccines: Investigation of novel immune-based strategies to treat HIV- and HCV-infected individuals.

Selected Research

Link to Pub Med

Other Activities

  1. Reviewer for NIH and CIHR grant panels

Educational Activities

I am appointed to the following divisions: medicine, Institute of Medical Science (clinical sciences division), Immunology and Pathology.

Contact

E-mail: Mario.Ostrowski@gmail.com
Phone: 416-946-5805
Fax: 416-978-8765