Dr. Mickie Bhatia

Dr. Mickie Bhatia, Canada Research Chair in Human Stem Cell Biology; Scientific Director of the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCC-RI); Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster UniversityDr. Bhatia is the Scientific Director of the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCC-RI), and Professor with the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. His career began when he received his B.Sc. (Honors) in Molecular Biology from McMaster University in 1992 followed with his Ph.D., in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph. Dr. Bhatia holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Human Stem Cell Biology and serves as scientific consultant to government and industry, to medical companies interested in stem cell-based technologies, and sits on numerous editorial and scientific advisory boards.

Dr. Bhatia is a recognized leader in human stem cell research and has received several awards throughout his career. He was a Canadian recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award. He received the Premier’s Research Excellence Award from the Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology, was announced as McMaster University’s Innovator of the Year in 2011, and received the University of Guelph Alumni Medal of Achievement in 2008. As well, Dr. Bhatia has been appointed the Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Stem Cell and Cancer Biology.

Although stem cells can serve as sources for cellular and organ replacement in tissue damaged by trauma or genetic influences, and for disease intervention, Dr. Bhatia’s studies focus on human cancer and using human stem cells to understand how cancer begins and how treatment may be revolutionized. His work has been published in several major journals over the years, and his program continues to focus on two central areas; 1) developing abundant sources of human hematopoietic progenitors, and 2) using human stem cells to develop treatments to eliminate tumor reoccurrence.

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