Aaron D Schimmer, PhD, MD, FRCPC

Our lab is interested in developing new therapeutic strategies for AML (acute myeloid leukemia) that effectively target leukemic stem cells. Using genetic and chemical approaches, including high throughput screens, we identify biological vulnerabilities in the AML cells and stem cells with a focus on mitochondrial and metabolic pathways. Through these efforts, we discover new biological pathways important for the growth and viability of AML and highlight new therapeutic approaches for this disease.
PLoS One. 2014;9(5):e95281
Jitkova Y, Gronda M, Hurren R, Wang X, Goard CA, Jhas B, Schimmer AD
Science. 2014 Apr 11;344(6180):208-11
Lee AY, St Onge RP, Proctor MJ, Wallace IM, Nile AH, Spagnuolo PA, Jitkova Y, Gronda M, Wu Y, Kim MK, Cheung-Ong K, Torres NP, Spear ED, Han MK, Schlecht U, Suresh S, Duby G, Heisler LE, Surendra A, Fung E, Urbanus ML, Gebbia M, Lissina E, Miranda M,...
Support Care Cancer. 2014 Sep;22(9):2435-43
Nissim R, Rodin G, Schimmer A, Minden M, Rydall A, Yuen D, Mischitelle A, Fitzgerald P, Lo C, Gagliese L, Zimmermann C
PLoS One. 2014;9(4):e93530
Xu GW, Toth JI, da Silva SR, Paiva SL, Lukkarila JL, Hurren R, Maclean N, Sukhai MA, Bhattacharjee RN, Goard CA, Gunning PT, Dhe-Paganon S, Petroski MD, Schimmer AD
Br J Haematol. 2014 Jul;166(2):303-6
Yee KW, Brandwein J, Schimmer AD, Gupta V, Del Bel R, Xu W, Minden MD, Schuh AC
PLoS One. 2014;9(2):e89889
Yip KW, Zhang Z, Sakemura-Nakatsugawa N, Huang JW, Vu NM, Chiang YK, Lin CL, Kwan JY, Yue S, Jitkova Y, To T, Zahedi P, Pai EF, Schimmer AD, Lovell JF, Sessler JL, Liu FF
Nature. 2014 Feb 20;506(7488):328-33
Shlush LI, Zandi S, Mitchell A, Chen WC, Brandwein JM, Gupta V, Kennedy JA, Schimmer AD, Schuh AC, Yee KW, McLeod JL, Doedens M, Medeiros JJ, Marke R, Kim HJ, Lee K, McPherson JD, Hudson TJ, HALT Pan-Leukemia Gene Panel Consortium, Brown AM, Yousif F,...
Leuk Res. 2014 May;38(5):532-6
Brandwein JM, Atenafu EG, Schuh AC, Yee KW, Schimmer AD, Gupta V, Minden MD
Am J Hematol. 2014 Apr;89(4):363-8
Minden MD, Hogge DE, Weir SJ, Kasper J, Webster DA, Patton L, Jitkova Y, Hurren R, Gronda M, Goard CA, Rajewski LG, Haslam JL, Heppert KE, Schorno K, Chang H, Brandwein JM, Gupta V, Schuh AC, Trudel S, Yee KW, Reed GA, Schimmer AD
PLoS One. 2013;8(11):e78641
Robinson TJ, Liu JC, Vizeacoumar F, Sun T, Maclean N, Egan SE, Schimmer AD, Datti A, Zacksenhaus E

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Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
Staff Physician, Leukemia Site Group, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre