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Chandra Tayade

Chandra Tayade, DVM,PhD

Queen's University (CAN)

Chandra Tayade, DVM,PhD
Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education
Director, MD/PhD-MD/Master’s Program

Professor, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6


Dr. Tayade earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, master’s, and PhD in Immunology from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute. He then came to Canada to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Guelph. He joined Queen’s University in 2009 as an Assistant Professor and currently working as a Professor, Associate Dean, and the Director of MD PhD Program in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
The central theme of Dr. Tayade’s research is focused on how immune dysfunction contribute to endometriosis pathophysiology and identify immune based markers for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
Dr. Tayade has published 95 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as JCI Insight, Journal of Immunology, American Journal of Pathology, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Trends in Molecular Medicine. He has received competitive funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Endometriosis Foundation of America and Bayer.
For his outstanding contributions to research, Dr. Tayade has received a number of special recognitions. In 2012, he won both the Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation as well as the Christian J Herr Award for Outstanding Contributions in Reproductive Immunology from the American Society for Reproductive Immunology. In 2014, he earned the Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Research Excellence from the Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences.