Golnaz Karoubi

Golnaz Karoubi

Adjunct Professor

BASc, PhD (Toronto)

Research Stream: Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine


Contact Information

Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratories
University Health Network
Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower
101 College St., 2–817
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada

+1 416 581-7530 (office)
golnaz.karoubi@uhnresearch.ca (email)

Main Appointments

  • Scientific Associate & Research Program Manager, Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratories (Waddell Research Group), University Health Network

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Acute and chronic lung disease, represent a major health care problem. Lung transplantation remains limited by both a shortage of donors and a low utilization rate of donor lungs.

Regeneration of healthy lung is an exciting long-term goal but successfully reproducing the complex architecture of the lung presents a formidable challenge.

Our research interests include development of practical approaches for treatment of lung disease; studies include:

  • Cell-based therapeutic approaches for end-stage lung disease
  • Lung and tracheal regeneration
  • Pluripotent derived lung epithelial cells for tissue engineering applications

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