Keenan Research Centre
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
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
HIV, HCV, immunopathogenesis, vaccine development, infectious diseases, immunoregulation
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:
- Examination of T cell immune response to HIV and HCV infection.
- 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.
- Reviewer for NIH and CIHR grant panels
I am appointed to the following divisions: medicine, Institute of Medical Science (clinical sciences division), Immunology and Pathology.