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Dr. Boris Hinz

Dr. Boris Hinz, PhD


Laboratory of Tissue Repair and Regeneration

Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science
St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health
209 Victoria Street, room #608
Toronto, ON M5B 1T8, Canada

boris.hinz@utoronto.ca

Doctor Boris Hinz, a scientist and director of the imaging facility

Research Interests

  • Pathobiology and biophysics of fibroblasts

  • Fibrocontractive diseases, wound healing, tissue remodeling, repair and regeneration

  • Cell biology, bioengineering, cell ciophysics and biomechanics, experimental pathology, experimental dermatology, theoretical biology, biomedical imaging

  • The cytoskeleton: cell contraction and motility; actin isoforms and actin-associated proteins; cell-cell and cell-matrix contacts, mechano-transduction

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Science Chat with Dr. Chris McCulloch

Current Positions

since 09/2021

Keenan Chair in Fibrosis Research,

St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health, Toronto, Canada

since 09/2021

Professor, primary appointment

Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada

Recognition

07/2016 - 07/2021

Distinguished Professor of Tissue Repair and Regeneration

University of Toronto, Canada

Cross-Appointments

since 11/2022

Professor, cross-appointed
Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada

since 06/2009

Professor, cross-appointed

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

since 06/2009

Professor, cross-appointed

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Faculty Positions

07/2014 – 08/2021

Professor

Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

07/2011 – 06/2014

Associate Professor (tenured)

Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

01/2009 – 06/2011

Associate Professor (tenure track)

Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

03/2006 - 12/2008

Maître d'enseignement et de recherche (MER),

Laboratory of Cell Biophysics, School of Basic Sciences,

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL),

Lausanne, Switzerland

Professional Training and Post-Graduate Education

06/2002 - 02/2006

Senior Research Scientist
Laboratory of Cell Biophysics, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

1999 - 2002

Post-Doctoral Assistant of Prof. Giulio Gabbiani, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology, CMU,

University of Geneva, Switzerland

1986 - 1989

Duty as Officer of the German Air Force, reserve rank: Major

Degrees and Diplomas Obtained

1995 - 1998

PhD thesis Cell Biology / Theoretical Biology,

University of Bonn, Germany

 

1994

Diploma (Master) thesis in Cell Biology,

University of Bonn, Germany

 

1989 - 1994

Studies in Biology at the University of Bonn, Germany

2024 - and where to meet me next

Mechanical conditioning of mesenchymal stromal cells for wound healing therapies. Wound Healing Society (WHS) Annual Meeting, May 14–17, 2024, Orlando, FL, USA

 

Cancer-associated but not cancer-specific: activated fibroblasts. Stromal Mutations: Cause & Consequence in Cancer Biology Workshop sponsored by the Division of Cancer Biology, National Cancer Institute, May 2-3, 2024, virtual.

You need to have some guts to study myofibroblasts. Crohn's Disease Program Workshop on Fibrosis, March 12, 2024, New York, NY, USA

Is mechanical memory an in vitro artifact? Penn Achilles Tendinopathy Center of Research Translation (PAT-CORT), 24 January 2024, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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