Jason Karamchandani


Working Group Member

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, McGill University

Clinical Neuropathologist, Scientific Director of C-BIG Repository, The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University Health Centre Research Institute

NMD4C Involvement: Pillar 1: Preclinical Science, Theme 5: Open Science

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Dr. Jason Karamchandani is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology, Neurology & Neuroscience and is a clinical neuropathologist at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (the Neuro) where he supports adult and pediatric pathology, including neuromuscular pathology. He serves as the Scientific Director of the Neuro’s Open Science biobank and patient registry, C-BIG. 

A graduate of Harvard University, where he received his AB Honours degree in biochemistry cum laude, Dr. Karamchandani earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine where he was class valedictorian. At Stanford, he pursued residency training in anatomic pathology, as well as fellowship training in surgical pathology and neuropathology. He currently serves as the president of the Canadian Association of Pathology. 

Among his scientific achievements, Dr. Karamchandani has authored or co-authored over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has published four book chapters, with the most recent describing the molecular alterations and clinical tests in tumours of the central nervous system, and tumours of the spinal cord. 

Recent Publications

Bernier, A, Knoppers, BM, Bermudez, P, Beauvais, MJS, Thorogood, A, CONP Consortium et al.. Open Data governance at the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP): From the Walled Garden to the Arboretum. Gigascience. 2024.13 PMID:38217404

Andriamboavonjy, L, MacDonald, A, Hamilton, LK, Labrecque, M, Boivin, MN, Karamchandani, J et al.. Comparative analysis of methods to reduce activation signature gene expression in PBMCs. Sci Rep. 2023.13 (1)23086 PMID:38155174

Krochmalnek, E, Accogli, A, St-Onge, J, Addour-Boudrahem, N, Prakash, G, Kim, SH et al.. mTOR Pathway Somatic Pathogenic Variants in Focal Malformations of Cortical Development: Novel Variants, Topographic Mapping, and Clinical Outcomes. Neurol Genet. 2023.9 (6)e200103 PMID:37900581

Han, H, Renzi, S, Larouche, V, Faury, D, Langlois, S, Sinnett, D et al.. Germline Platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta p.R987W pathogenic variant in 2 children with brain tumors. Neurooncol Adv. 2023.5 (1)vdad029 PMID:37114246

Meyer, A, Troyanov, Y, Korathanakhun, P, Landon-Cardinal, O, Leclair, V, Allard-Chamard, H et al.. Myositis with prominent B cell aggregates may meet classification criteria for sporadic inclusion body myositis. Neuromuscul Disord. 2023.33 (2)169-182 PMID:36649672

Dyke, SOM, Connor, K, Nembaware, V, Munung, NS, Reinold, K, Kerry, G et al.. Consent Codes: Maintaining Consent in an Ever-expanding Open Science Ecosystem. Neuroinformatics. 2023.21 (1)89-100 PMID:36520344

Zwaig, M, Baguette, A, Hu, B, Johnston, M, Lakkis, H, Nakada, EM et al.. Detection and genomic analysis of BRAF fusions in Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma through the combination and integration of multi-omic data. BMC Cancer. 2022.22 (1)1297 PMID:36503484

Abbas, G, Karamchandani, J, Ciarallo, A, Durcan, L. IgG4-Related Disease of the Central Nervous System: A Case Series. Can J Neurol Sci. 2023.50 (6)907-913 PMID:36366774

Rajaram, A, Olory, C, Leduc, V, Evaristo, G, Coté, K, Isenberg, J et al.. An integrated virtual pathology education platform developed using Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Teams. J Pathol Inform. 2022.13 100117 PMID:36268098

X-Q Chen, C, Deneault, E, Abdian, N, You, Z, Sirois, J, Nicouleau, M et al.. Generation of patient-derived pluripotent stem cell-lines and CRISPR modified isogenic controls with mutations in the Parkinson's associated GBA gene. Stem Cell Res. 2022.64 102919 PMID:36130446

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