Scientific Founders

Jeffrey Medin, PhD

Jeffrey Medin, PhD

Jeffrey received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Kentucky. He then trained at the NIH working on gene transcription and gene transfer/therapy. He was recently a Senior Scientist at the University Health Network and a Full Professor at the University of Toronto. In January 2016, Jeffrey started a new position as the MACC Fund Endowed Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is also Vice Chair of Research Innovation for the Department of Pediatrics, Research Director within the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and GMP Facility Director.

Christopher Paige, PhD, FCAHS

Christopher Paige, PhD, FCAHS

Christopher earned a PhD in Immunology at the Sloan-Kettering Division of Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in 1979. He became a Member of the Basel Institute for Immunology in Switzerland in 1980 where he worked until joining the Ontario Cancer Institute as a Senior Scientist in 1987. In 1990, Dr Paige became the founding Director of the Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Centre as well as Director of Research at The Wellesley Hospital. In 1997, he returned to OCI, now part of the University Health Network, to assume the role of Vice President, Research at UHN. Dr Paige is a Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology at the University of Toronto.

Stefan Karlsson, MD, PhD

Stefan Karlsson, MD, PhD

Professor of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy, Lund University, Sweden. Previously Chief of the Molecular and Medical Genetics Section, Developmental and Metabolic Neurology Branch, National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, 1988-1996. Dr. Karlsson’s field of research is the regulation of hematopoietic stem cells and the development of stem cell expansion protocols and gene therapy. He is recognized for his significant contributions to gene therapy and hematopoietic stem cell biology, in 2009 was awarded the Tobias Prize by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Karlsson is a frequent speaker at meetings on Gaucher disease.