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Stephen Lye

Executive Director, Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development, University of Toronto

Professor Stephen Lye Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development, University of Toronto. Dr. Lye is a world-expert in women’s and infant’s health and pioneered investigations into the mechanisms underlying preterm birth. His research has integrated discovery, clinical and translational studies including the commercialization of discoveries in partnership with industry. Dr. Lye has established international research consortia focused on identifying interactions between an individual’s genetic make-up and their environment during the first 2000 days of life that underlie obesity and cardio-metabolic disorders. He has published over 180 research papers on pregnancy and maternal-child health and holds a Canada Research Chair in Improved Health and Function. Dr. Lye has received numerous awards and honors, including the President’s Scientific Achievement Award from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation and the Excellence in Research Award from the Association of Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Lye has led numerous large-scale, peer-review funded, research programs at the local national and international level. He is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Physiology and Medicine at the University of Toronto and Associate Director of the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital.