Imogen Coe

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Director, Coe Lab, Ryerson University Professor Researcher, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST) Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry and Biology Toronto, Ontario imogen.coe@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 5247

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Imogen Coe's research is aimed at obtaining a better understanding the molecular, cellular, and physiological properties of ENTs and their relationships to each other and other nucleoside metabolic (e.g. enzymes) and signaling (e.g. receptors) proteins. Recent studies in ENT1 and ENT2 knockout mi...

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Bio/Research

Imogen Coe's research is aimed at obtaining a better understanding the molecular, cellular, and physiological properties of ENTs and their relationships to each other and other nucleoside metabolic (e.g. enzymes) and signaling (e.g. receptors) proteins. Recent studies in ENT1 and ENT2 knockout mice and identification of human disorders linked to mutations in ENT3 (a subcellular isoform) suggests that these proteins are important in cellular homeostasis and human health. The most evolutionarily divergent isoforms, ENT4 (PMAT) transports both adenosine and organic cations such as serotonin and its physiological role in cells and tissues remains unclear.

Imogen also serves on the Board of Directors of the Michael Garron Hospital (formerly the TEGH) and the Canadian Mining Innovation Council. She is a member of the Executive Advisory Council for Champions for Change, an initiative of FIRST Canada also serves as an advisor to hErVOLUTION, a non-profit organization working on access to innovative education and employment services to girls and young women in STEM.

Imogen is well known for her promotion and advocacy on equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She is considered to be a Canadian thought leader in this area and is a highly sought-after speaker and panelist on the topic. In 2016, she was announced as one of WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, in the Sunlife Financial Trailblazer & Trendsetter category.


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