MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Tami Martino

Date and Time


SSC 2315

Dr. Tami Martino


Dear Colleagues,

Please join us as we welcome Dr. Tami Martino of UoG's Department of Biomedical Sciences as part of MCB's Seminar Speaker Series on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020.

Seminar time: 10:30 AM
Room: SSC 2315

All are welcome to attend. Please see poster for further details.

MCB Distinguished Speaker Seminar Committee


Timing is Everything – Circadian Medicine Benefits Heart Health and Improves Life


Dr. Tami Martino’s research focuses on applying circadian biology, the body’s 24-hour sleep and wake cycle, to clinical medicine. Through this research, Dr. Martino’s group is pioneering a new field called “Circadian Medicine”, which will improve the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease. Her research investigates how circadian dysregulation drives heart diseases such as myocardial infarction (heart attack), cardiac hypertrophy, heart failure, and aging. Moreover, her research is revealing how the hearts’ circadian biology can be therapeutically manipulated using genetic, environmental or pharmacologic approaches to prevent, slow or reverse heart disease. Her research also reveals how circadian biology underlies women’s heart health, an area of contemporary clinical concern. Importantly, Circadian Medicine can also be applied to improve the health of patients with virtually every major clinical condition, and it’s also applicable to veterinary medicine, aquaculture, agriculture, and more.


Dr. Martino is a Professor in Biomedical Sciences, founding Director of the Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations at the University of Guelph, a mid-Career Investigator of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, founder of the Southern Ontario Cardiovascular Research Association (SOCRA), a founding member of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology, and a coPI in the CIHR Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network. Dr. Martino also works to positively mentor and promote women building careers in STEM. She is an active member of the Provost’s Gender Equity Committee, a representative on the Council of Ontario Universities Women’s Health Scholars Awards Committee, and was named a Guelph YMCA-YWCA Woman of Distinction in 2018 for leadership, research excellence, and mentoring in STEM. Dr. Martino’s research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC), and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

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