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About & Contact

The UCCRI embraces St. Joe's long tradition of translational research – the bench to bedside approach – to further discovery and care, all within the walls of our Hospital. Thus, the UCCRI exists at the intersections of basic (laboratory) science and clinical care. The Centre, which operates within the Genitourinary pillar of the Research Institute of St. Joe's, was made possible through the efforts of the St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation and the generosity of our donors.

For general inquiries, please contact Camilla Tajzler via email:



The UCCRI is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of physicians from various specialties (including urology, oncology, genetics, pathology, and palliative care), as well as independent researchers, research staff, and administrative personnel.



Dr. Anil Kapoor, MD, FRCSC (UCCRI Director)

Dr. Bobby Shayegan, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Edward Matsumoto, MD, M.Ed, FRCSC


Medical Oncology

Dr. Aly-Khan Lalani, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Sebastien Hotte, MD, MSc, FRCPC 


Basic Science

Dr. Richard Austin, PhD 

Dr. Damu Tang, PhD



Dr. Michael Bonert, MD, MASc, FRCSC 


Genitourinary Research Fellow

Dr. Jen Hoogenes, PhD


Research Staff & Administration

Ms. Camilla Tajzler, Research Coordinator, UCCRI & McMaster Institute of Urology (




The Urologic Cancer Centre for Research & Innovation gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Mr. John Ribson and Mr. Jim Bullock, for their philanthropic gifts towards the establishment of the Centre.