We are the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, one of the world’s elite academic health sciences centres, where top students are taught by award-winning educators and mentored by renowned scientists in a dynamic learning environment.
We conduct our teaching, research and patient care in accordance with the highest international standards. We work with our partners in education, research and health care for the greater good of the local, regional and global community.
Outstanding areas of medical research at the University of Alberta include diabetes, obesity, virology, heart disease, motor control and rehabilitation, protein structure and function, and transplantation.
Biochemistry researchers investigate the fundamental mechanisms of life.
Here are a few examples of our research having a profound impact on our understanding of diseases
Blocking the back door that cancer cells use to escape death by radiotherapy
Inhibition of the Unfolded Protein Response Mechanism Prevents Cardiac Fibrosis
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Our primary funding sources include:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
National Cancer Institute
Members of the department also receive support from:
Alberta Prion Research Institute
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Diabetes Association
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Canadian Foundation for Innovation