Research Committee

Chair: Dr. Sunita Mathur


Phyllis Billia

Nicholas Bourgeois

Davide Cina

Mélanie Dieudé

George Dugbartey

Daniel Fantus

John Gill

Patricia Gongal

Anne Halpin

Alim Hirji

Holly Mansell

Ahmed Mostafa

Paula Neves

Ariana Noel

Steven Paraskevas

Caroline Piotrowski

Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze

Amanda Vinson




The main purpose of the Research Committee is to determine the best ways to promote Canadian research in organ donation and transplantation, in Canada and internationally. Thus, the Research Committee advises the Board on matters related to the advancement of basic, clinical and translational research in organ donation and transplantation as well as in the interest of Society member scientists and clinicians, and the public it serves. The Research Committee also advises the Annual Scientific Meeting Committee and makes recommendations to achieve an appropriate balance of basic, translational and clinical research in the scientific program, and showcase discovery and innovation by Canadian researchers and scientists. In addition, the Research Committee prepares a report with recommendations to the Board on actions the Society can take to establish a collaborative Canadian transplantation research network that will be transformative for Canadian researchers and scientists. This may include steps toward development of an inventory of active basic, clinical and translational research programs, technical platforms, clinical databases and sample repositories for Canadian investigators in organ donation and transplantation. Finally, the Research Committee identifies mentorship opportunities and develops mentorship programs targeted at trainees and junior faculty who are pursuing careers in organ donation and transplantation research.

Get Involved! Join us in the CST Research Committee!

The CST Research Committee is looking for individuals to join us! If you have an interest in promoting research in donation and transplantation, and looking to build your research networks and capacities, please consider joining our committee.

The main purpose of the Research Committee is to:

  • promote and advance Canadian research (basic, clinical and translational research) in organ donation and transplantation, in Canada and internationally through networking and mentorship activities
  • Assist with the review of grants for CST grant competitions
  • Contribute to the CST annual meeting planning, including review of abstracts

Criteria to be a Research Committee Member:

  • CST active member in good standing
  • Interest in research
  • Trainees are welcome to join

The research committee member term is 3 years, there’s option to renew for one additional term.