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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Cindi Morshead

Dr. Morshead did her PhD at the University of Toronto and joined the faculty in the Department of Surgery in 2003. She is currently a tenured Professor and Chair of the Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery.  She is a faculty member in the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, the Institute of Medical Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.  Dr. Morshead’s expertise is in stem cell biology and specifically, in the field of adult neural stem cells.  Her lab is interested in exploring fundamental questions regarding the behaviour and characterization of neural stem cells and applying this knowledge to novel regenerative medicine strategies. Her team is actively pursuing the role of stem cells in models of neurodegenerative disease such as stroke, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury

Dr. Bo Wang


Jointly appointed in the departments of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology and Computer Science, Dr. Wang obtained his PhD from the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University in 2017 under the supervision of Serfami Batzoglou. His PhD work focused on developing algorithms for solving problems in computational biology with an emphasis on cancer subtype prediction and single-cell analysis. For the past year, he has led the Artificial Intelligence (AI) team for Peter Munk Cardiac Center (PMCC) of the University Health Network (UHN) and he will continue to be affiliated with the Program. Prior to joining LMP, he was a member of the Department of Medical Biophysics and cross-appointed in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Wang holds a Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chair from the Vector Institute. He has multiple first-authored papers in journals such as Nature Methods and Nature Communications.

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