James Ellis, Ph.D.


Hospital for Sick Children
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning, Rm. 16-9715
686 Bay St.
Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

Phone #: 416-813-7295

Admin: stella.umana@sickkids.ca

Web Site: http://lab.research.sickkids.ca/ellis/


Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells


Postdoctoral Fellow:  National Institute for Medical Research, U.K.
Ph.D.: University of Toronto
B.Sc. (Hon): McGill University

Fields of Interest:

  • Cellular and Molecular Structure and Function

  • Genetic Models of Development and Disease


Research Interests:

We reprogram patient skin cells into induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to study Autism, Cystic Fibrosis and Congenital Heart Disease. The affected cell types are derived from iPS cells for drug discovery. We also study stem cell chromatin structure and generate retrovirus vectors to deliver reporter genes into stem cells.


Accepting Rotation Students: