Research

The University of Alberta is home to many internationally recognized transplant physicians and scientists who have led major research and developments in this field.  New discoveries can translate across transplant disciplines and together they're making a difference - in both the future of transplantation, and the lives of those who will be transformed by transplant procedures.  

Transplant Institute Research Focuses:

  • transplant tolerance
  • infant heart transplant
  • transplant virology
  • liver transplant
  • transplant immunology and rejection
  • islet transplant
  • Cell and Tissue Research Centre
  • organ injury and repair
  • transplant metabolism

The Path Forward

The Alberta Transplant Institute will develop new strategic research directions that can be translated into cures and treatments for diseases related to organ failure.  This includes regenerative medicine and tissue engineering technology using stem cells to repair organs, revolutionizing the way donated organs are stored and transported, or perhaps one day growing new organs in the laboratory.

We will also push the boundaries of transplantation by expanding transplantation techniques into new areas, including soft tissue transplantation for hand and face.