Mentorship Committee

Dr. Alistair Ingram, Chair

Alistair Ingram is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Nephrology Division at McMaster University. Dr. Ingram received his B.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick and his M.D. from the University of Western Ontario. He undertook his research training in the laboratory of Dr. James Scholey at the University of Toronto.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada have all supported his research program. Dr. Ingram has been a member of scientific review committees for both The Kidney Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Ingram has studied the mechanical-strain induced signaling in mesangial cells as an in-vitro model of capillary hypertension, as well as the role of Erk in mesangial cell signaling.  Over the past few years, he has focused primarily on clinical research, and as co-PI on the largest CIHR-only nephrology clinical grant awarded to date, he will establish risk factors for vascular outcomes in incident dialysis patients.  He is also actively involved in a number of laboratory studies, for which he provides access to clinical samples for translational research.

The KRESCENT Program is a Strategic Training Program developed and supported by:


With additional generous support from:

AMGEN               Baxter Corporation               Merck-Frosst Canada Ltd.             Ortho Biotech              RocheShire BioChem Inc.

© 2005 The Kidney Foundation of Canada