Associate Professor

Thomas Hurd

Molecular Genetics


MaRS West Tower
661 University Avenue, Room 1534, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1M1
Research Interests
Cell biology, Developmental biology, Drosophila, Evolution and phylogenetics, Mitochondria, Imaging and microscopy, Metabolism, Stem cell biology

The Hurd lab is focused on determining how mitochondrial DNA is inherited from mother to offspring, and how mitochondria influence stem cell fate and differentiation. We use an integrative approach that includes molecular genetics, cell biology and state-of-the-art microscopy in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster and in mammalian cells

Courses taught

  • MGY315 (Principles in Genetic Analysis II)
  • MMG1324H (Mitochondrial Genetics in Health and Disease)


  • Medicine by Design Investigator