Samuel Asfaha, MD, PhD

Samuel Asfaha

Assistant Professor

Schulich Clinician-Scientist

PhD University of Calgary

MD University of Calgary

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Columbia University



Office Address

Room A4-140, Victoria Research Laboratory

London Regional Cancer Program

790 Commissioners Road East

London, ON  N6A 4L6

Phone: (519) 685-8500 Ext. 53293

Fax: (519) 685-8616

E-Mail: Samuel Asfaha

Division of Gastroenterology


Clinical Activities

Key Words: General gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel diseases, colorectal cancer

Descriptions of Clinical Activities: I am a clinician scientist who practices general gastroenterology and have a special interest in chronic inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal malignancy.

Research Activities

Key Words: Stem cells, inflammation, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases

Description of Research Activities: Our research focuses on identifying the cellular origin of colorectal cancer by characterizing the intestinal and colonic stems cells of the gut.  We are focused on understanding the fundamental processes regulating normal and mutated intestinal/colonic stem cells and aim to define the role of these stem cells in tissue regeneration and carcinogenesis.  We utilize a range of approaches from transgenic mouse models to in vitro "mini-guts" to elucidate the key pathways important in cancer and tissue repair.


Staff and Trainees

Liyue Zhang, Research Assistant

E-mail: Liyue Zhang

Hayley Good, PhD Graduate Student

Department, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

E-mail: Hayley Good

Alice Shin, PhD Graduate Student

Department, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

E-mail: Alice Shin

Amber Harnett, MSc Graduate Student

Department, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

E-mail: Amber Harnett


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