Scientist, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital
Scientist, Department of Pathology and Division of Urology, University Health Network
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Beverly Anne Bessey
Phone: (416) 586-4800 ext. 8224
Dr. Bapat completed PhD from University of Bombay (1985) and post-doctoral training at Dalhousie University (1987) and Molecular Genetics Training Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children (1991). Dr. Bapat is currently Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Department of Surgery (Division of Urology), University of Toronto. She has scientific appointments at Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System and Department of Pathology, University health Network.
Dr. Bapat’s research program is focused on translational genomics and epigenomics, specifically the discovery of cancer biomarkers, and understanding their role in cancer development. Using genome-wide high throughput profiling strategies and pathway-based approaches, her research team has identified diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of common malignancies such as prostate, bladder and colon cancer and is exploring potential targets for therapeutic intervention in carcinogenesis. Dr. Bapat is involved in several national and international collaborative prostate cancer research projects to develop biomarkers for personalized medicine using less invasive strategies to obtain patient samples (urine, blood, biopsy tissue) to minimize patient discomfort. Dr. Bapat envisions the application of these discoveries into clinical practice by utilizing such diagnostic, prognostic and predictive cancer biomarkers to improve patient care.
Dr. Bapat has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Areas of Specialty and Research Interests
Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer