Translational and Molecular Medicine (TMM) inspires students to engage in biomedical discovery. Our program emphasizes hands on research of cellular and molecular disease mechanisms and its impact on human health, and provides hands-on research experiences in a collaborative and supportive environment to foster academic excellence, critical thinking and professional development.

Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the Honours Bachelor of Science in Translational and Molecular Medicine (TMM), a collaborative effort between the researchers at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and its affiliate health care institutes. TMM is truly revolutionary in integrating theoretical and practical courses with e-learning techniques to offer students the most advanced and innovative learning experience in Canada. In TMM, students not only learn about biologically relevant medical issues in the largest health network in Eastern Ontario, but they also acquire the technical knowledge to confront the complex biomedical challenges of tomorrow.

TMM offers the largest number of advanced laboratories for an undergraduate program in Canada including, but not limited to, bioinformatics, immunology, neurobiology and behavioural sciences, cancer biology, high-end microscopy techniques, systems biology and protein X-Ray crystallography. 

Over the last two years, professors at the Faculty and its affiliated institutes have collaborated to ensure that students graduating with a degree in TMM will be equipped with the skill set required to perform cutting-edge biomedical research. A degree in TMM will also provide students with an excellent preliminary portfolio for application to medical school. 

Jonathan Lee, PhD
Director TMM Undergraduate Program
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8850
Email: [email protected]

Jonathan Lee, PhD

Quick facts

  • The program has a limited enrollment of 80 students with entry after the completion of two years of undergraduate science education.
  • Classes are small. Currently the largest TMM class has only 65 students. Small classes means that TMM students get individualized training and attention.
  • The TMM program does not use textbooks. TMM professors uses case-based and active learning for a rich and enjoyable scientific experience.
  • The third-year laboratory rotation program offers students the opportunity to gain experience in a working laboratory.
  • A summer program offers opportunities for a paid summer research internship after the third-year.
  • TMM graduates are now in medical school, graduate school or employed in Ottawa hospitals or the federal government. The deadline to submit an application is the first Friday of the month of March, each year.

The University of Ottawa:

  • is among Canada's top 10 research universities
  • is located in Ottawa, Canada's capital city

The Faculty of Medicine:

  • is located at the Roger-Guindon Campus (RGN) on Smyth Road, attached to the Ottawa Hospital's General Campus and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
  • is affiliated with Bruyère Continuing Care, CHEO, The Ottawa Hospital, Montfort Hospital, and Royal Ottawa Mental Care Group
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Outstanding accomplishments

This year again, our TMM students have done a phenomenal job. Please join us in congratulating the following TMM awardees.
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TMM Student of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the TMM Student of the Year Awards.
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Open House - Translational and Molecular Medicine (TMM)

If you are a first or second-year undergraduate science student interested in doing research, then you might want to take a few minutes to learn more …