Our Lab Members

Our Principal Investigator

Andrew Baker, MD 

Dr. Baker is the Chief of the Department of Critical Care and Medical Director of Trauma and Neurosurgery Program at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre at the Li KaShing Knowledge Institute.  He is the Cara Phelan Chair of Critical Care Medicine and a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Surgery at the University of Toronto as well as Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Ryerson University. He is a full Member of the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) at the University of Toronto. He mentors neuro-trauma critical care fellows in clinical research and supervises post-doctoral fellows, doctoral and masters graduate student candidates in his neuroscience laboratory.  His research interests include traumatic brain injury, endothelial progenitor cells and brain injury, trauma and coagulation, AMPA receptors, neuro-biomarkers, white matter injury and blast-induced brain injury.

Eugene Park

Senior Research Associate

Eugene Park is a graduate from the Department of Physiology at UofT (MSc) and the Institute of Medical Sciences at UofT (PhD) with over 10 years of experience in the field of basic research in neurotrauma. Eugene manages projects and personnel in the Baker lab.

Elaine Liu

Research Technician

Elaine Liu has over 15 years of experience in small animal physiology, surgery and immunohistochemistry.

Tanya Barretto

PhD Candidate

Tanya has an MSc with a background in biochemistry. Her current project includes examining the role of human umbilical cord perivascular cells on modulating outcome following traumatic brain injury.