Margarete Akens, PhD

Dr. Margarete Akens' research interests include bone related cancers and bone repair with focus on the development of innovative treatment options. She has extensive experience working with pre-clinical bone cancer models and studying the effect of photodynamic therapy on both cancer cells and bone.

Cancer occurs naturally in animals with a similar frequency as in humans, but due to the shorter life span everything happens faster. Dr. Akens will lead the Comparative Oncology Program at STTARR, which will create collaborations between veterinarians and physicians to accelerate knowledge of cancer biology and clinical care.
Ann Biomed Eng. 2019 Jan 23;:
Atkins A, Burke M, Samiezadeh S, Akens MK, Hardisty M, Whyne CM
J Biophotonics. 2018 Oct 05;:e201800241
Golaraei A, Mirsanaye K, Ro Y, Krouglov S, Akens MK, Wilson BC, Barzda V
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Jul 27;19(1):260
Akens MK, Chien C, Katchky RN, Kreder HJ, Finkelstein J, Whyne CM
Acad Radiol. 2017 Nov 22;:
Ha R, Friedlander LC, Hibshoosh H, Hendon C, Feldman S, Ahn S, Schmidt H, Akens MK, Fitzmaurice M, Wilson BC, Mango VL
J Struct Biol. 2017 Jun 24;:
Burke M, Golaraei A, Atkins A, Akens M, Barzda V, Whyne C
J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2016 Dec 23;69:75-84
Burke M, Atkins A, Kiss A, Akens M, Yee A, Whyne C
Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2016 Jul 15;
Choudhari C, Herblum R, Akens MK, Moore S, Hardisty M, Whyne CM
Biomed Opt Express. 2016 Jun 1;7(6):2331-41
Qian Z, Covarrubias A, Grindal AW, Akens MK, Lilge L, Marjoribanks RS
J Orthop Res. 2016 Mar 30;
Burke M, Atkins A, Akens M, Willett T, Whyne C


Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto