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QCPU was established as a cost-recovery funding model. We provide Queen’s researchers with the experience and access to cutting-edge technology to bring their research to the next level. Currently, QCPU boasts 10 SuperUsers, defined as users who purchase service in blocks of 208 (SuperUser A plan) or 104 (SuperUser B plan) hours/year. We serve 24 research groups across 10 departments, 3 faculties and 3 universities. QCPU scientists have assisted or mentored over 60 trainees, including research staff, medical students, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and undergrads. QCPU has contributed to 18 publications in the past year. Additionally, we host 3 graduate student courses, i.e., BMED828, TMED801 and TMED811. QCPU is also home base for 5 Translational MEDicine (TMED) graduate students, 3 Post-docs, 2 QCPU research scientists and 2 Translational Institute of Medicine (TIME) scientists.

QCPU embodies research excellence and will ensure that Queen's research is recognized internationally as a center for translational research. We welcome clincians and researchers who are looking for opportunities to collaborate, whether through our clinic or research center. Please contact QCPU to start your next steps to collaboration!

 The team that helped create QCPU through CFI Funding

Investigator Department Specialization
Dr. Stephen Archer Cardiology Mitochondria Dynamics
Dr. Mark Ormiston  Biomedical and Molecular Sciences NK Cells and Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Donald Maurice  Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Cyclic Nucleotide Signaling
Dr. Christine D'Arsigny  Respirology Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Amer Johri  Cardiology Cardiac Ultrasound
Dr. Paula James  Hematology Bleeding Disorders
Dr. Denis O'Donnell  Respirology Respiratory mechanics
Dr. Diane Lougheed  Respirology / Public Health / ICES Asthama and cystic fibrosis
Dr. Alberto Neder  Respirology Cardio-circulatory and respiratoty interactions
Dr. Sean Taylor  Neurology Autonomic Profiling
Dr. Alastair Ferguson  Neurology Autonomic control centers
Dr. John Fisher   Respirology Cardiopulmonary genomics
Dr. Shetuan Zhang   Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Ion Channel Dynamics
Dr. Evangelos Michelakis Cardiology - University of Alberta Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Thenappan Thenappan  Cardiology - University of Minnesota Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Michael Adams Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Pathogenesis of vascular diseases

Annual Report

SuperUsers at QCPU

Dr. Stephen Archer

Dr. Stephen Archer

He is a CIHR and CRC Tier 1 funded cardiologist and physician scientist and is the Scientific Director of QCPU. His research focus is on defining molecular mechanisms of oxygen sensing, mitochondrial biology and development of mitochondrial metabolic therapies for therapeutics for pulmonary hypertension (PH) and cancer.    

Dr. Stephen Vanner
Medicine / GIDRU

Dr. Stephen Vanner

He is a CIHR funded researcher, and is scientific director of GIDRU, our Digestive Diseases Research Unit. He is also the scientific director of the Translational Institute of Medicine (TIME). He has subspecialty expertise in gastrointestinal motility disorders involving the lower GI tract including the small intestine, colon and anorectum and is director of the anorectal motility laboratory.  He has an established translational research program that examines mechanisms underlying pain signaling and motility in the gastrointestinal tract, relevant to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Dr. David Maslove - TIME Grant 2019
Medicine / Critical Care

Dr. David Maslove - TIME Grant 2019

He is an NSERC funded young investigator and Clinician Scientist with the Department of Medicine and Critical Care Program. His research focuses on informatics, genomics, and the use of biomedical Big Data to address current challenges in Critical Care Medicine.    

Dr. Amer Johri - TIME Grant 2019

Dr. Amer Johri - TIME Grant 2019

He is a mid-career researcher funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He serves on the management board of QCPU. He is also founder and director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen's (CINQ). His research interests include interest is in 3D echocardiography, quality control in the echo lab, interventional echocardiography, and Hand Held Cardiac Ultrasound. He also has extensive experience in echo-guided CRT optimization and TEE guided percutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVI).  Dr. Johri’s current research interests include the investigation of carotid intimal medial thickening as a surrogate to diagnose vulnerable coronary artery atherosclerotic plaques.