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.
Spine J. 2014 Feb 1;14(2):361-70
Pezeshki PS, Woo J, Akens MK, Davies JE, Gofeld M, Whyne CM, Yee AJ
J Orthop Res. 2013 Sep;31(9):1398-405
Lo VC, Akens MK, Wise-Milestone L, Yee AJ, Wilson BC, Whyne CM
Biophys J. 2012 Nov 21;103(10):2093-105
Tuer AE, Akens MK, Krouglov S, Sandkuijl D, Wilson BC, Whyne CM, Barzda V
Life Sci. 2012 Dec 17;91(25-26):1328-35
Gorapalli D, Seth A, Vournakis J, Whyne C, Akens M, Zhang A, Demcheva M, Qamirani E, Yee A
Photochem Photobiol. 2012 Nov-Dec;88(6):1531-8
Khurana M, Ulrich S, Kim A, Moriyama Y, Netchev G, Akens MK, Anderson HL, Wilson BC
J Orthop Res. 2012 Jul;30(7):1032-9
Hardisty MR, Akens MK, Hojjat SP, Yee A, Whyne CM
Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Jun;133(3):899-908
Wise-Milestone L, Akens MK, Lo VC, Yee AJ, Wilson BC, Whyne CM


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