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Chairs & Professorship

Endowed Chairs

Dr. Mark Swain 

Cal Wenzel Family Foundation Chair in Hepatology

Dr. Christophers Mody 

Dept. Head of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Dr. Paul Kubes 

Snyder Chair in Critical Care Research

Dr. Pere Santamaria 

Julia McFarlane Chair in Diabetes Research

Dr. Keith Sharkey 

Crohn's and Colitis Chair in IBD Research

Dr. Richard Leigh 

GSK-CIHR Professorship in Inflammatory Lung Disease

Canada Research Chairs

Dr. Christophe Altier 

Life Sciences Related to Human Health and Disease

Dr. George Chaconas 


Dr. Kris Chadee 

Gastro Intestinal Disease

Dr. Mark Giembycz 


Dr. Simon Hirota 

Cell Biology

Dr. Craig Jenne 

Infectious and Parasitic Diseases

Dr. Paul Kubes

Life Sciences Related to Human Health and Disease

Dr. Derek McKay 

Gastro Intestinal Disease

Dr. Dan Muruve 

Genito-Urinary System

Dr. David Proud 


Dr. Bryan Yipp

Life Sciences Related to Human Health and Disease

The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases was named in 2008 in honour of Joan Snyder and her parents, who she credits for teaching her the value of philanthropy. It is a group of more than 104 clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists who are impacting and changing the lives of people suffering from chronic diseases, including sepsis, MRSA, cystic fibrosis, type-1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For more information on the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, please visit us at or follow us on Twitter @SnyderInstitute.