Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Homepage University of Alberta Homepage

Profile of Lori West, MD

Lori West
Departments: Department of Pediatrics, Department of Surgery, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Degrees: MD, DPhil, FRCPC
6-002C HRIF East

Tel: 780.492.3200
Fax: 780.492.8239
E-mail: ljwest@ualberta.ca


University of Alberta

Professor, Pediatrics, Surgery and Immunology
Director of Heart Transplantation Research


Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Senior Scholar
Canada Research Chair in Cardiac Transplantation
Past President, Canadian Society for Transplantation
Councilor-at-Large, Board of Directors, American Society of Transplantation
Chair, Institute Advisory Board, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) -Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH)
Member, Board of Directors; Chair, Program Committee XXVII Annual Meeting (2007-2008), International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)


immune tolerance, transplant imunology

Research Area

The overarching goal of the Transplant Immunology Research Program directed by Dr. West at the University of Alberta is the development of a comprehensive research focus encompassing specific projects related to transplantation.

These projects range from molecular level 'gene therapy' and cell biology investigations in murine transplant models through to clinical projects that include patient and population outcomes, quality-of-life studies and clinical drug trials. Bi-directional translational research is a crucial component in this regard, bridging the basic laboratory with the clinic.

Back to top
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Homepage Copyright © 2006-2016
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Privacy Policy