Open Science and Advanced Diagnostics: from Virchow to Virtual Medicine—Pathology in the 21st Century

CaMSIGN was delighted to host Professor Jason Karamchandani of McGill University for the 2022 March Keynote Lecture. Dr. Karamchandani is a world-class pathologist and scientist. The first half of the talk was dedicated to advanced diagnostics in neuropathology, explaining the real-life practice of diagnostic pathology in the 21st century. The second half of the talk was about Open Science and the dissemination of scholarly work.

About Professor Jason Karamchandani:

Dr. Jason Karamchandani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and is a neuropathologist at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. His clinical specialty is neuropathology and anatomic pathology. His research employs bio-informatic data to identify and characterize biomarkers relevant to the classification and prognosis of brain tumours and neuromuscular disorders. His laboratory at the Neuro will examine pathologies of both the central nervous system as well as neuromuscular disease.

Dr. Karamchandani also serves as the director of immunohistochemistry and special stains for the MUHC, program director for the McGill Anatomic Pathology residency program, and on the tissue and bio-banking committee of the MUHC research ethics board.

A graduate of Harvard University, where he received his AB Honours degree in biochemistry cum laude, Dr. Karamchandani earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine where he was class valedictorian. At Stanford, he pursued residency training in anatomic pathology, as well as fellowship training in surgical pathology and neuropathology.