Dr. Michael Johnston

Atlantic Node LeaderExecutive Director (Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, Dalhousie University)

Dr. Michael Johnston is currently a professor of thoracic surgery in the Department of Surgery at Dalhousie University. He is TFRI's Atlantic Node Leader and a member of the TFRI Executive.

Dr. Johnston is interested in the fields of thoracic oncology and lung cancer research. He is a co-investigator for the TFRI Early Detection Lung Cancer Study, heading up the Halifax-based study at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The study is funded by TFRI and The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

Dr. Johnston's other research interests include targeting strategies for cancer therapies, cancer model systems and mesothelioma, a cancer of the chest cavity linked to asbestos exposure.