• Dr. Dake Qi, assistant professor of pharmacy
  • Associate professor

    College of Pharmacy
    Apotex Centre, 750 McDermot Ave. W.
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T5

    Phone: 204-318-5273
    Fax: 204-789-3744


Research summary

Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that is also expressed in non-immune cells. Dr. Qi’s laboratory currently aims to identify and test the role of MIF family proteins, including MIF and D-dopachrome tautomerase (DDT) in the development of metabolic dysfunction; and their roles in myocardial reperfusion injury associated with metabolic abnormalities. His lab uses molecular and cellular biological techniques combining with in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo models, such as isolated primary cells, the mouse Langendorff heart perfusion setup and ligation of the LAD (left anterior descending coronary artery) in the intact mice.

Research funding

  • CIHR project grant
  • NSERC discovery grant

College of Pharmacy research themes

  • Biotargets and mechanisms of disease
  • Translational pharmacotherapy and practice


  • Adipose tissue
  • Atypical antipsychotic induced metabolic side-effects
  • Heart
  • Heart disease
  • Insulin resistance
  • Metabolic dysfunction


Dr. Dake Qi is an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University. He is also an adjunct professor in the division of biomedical sciences, faculty of medicine, Memorial University.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 

  • Master of Science in Pharmacology and Therapeutics from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) from China 

Postdoctoral training

  • Cardiovascular research at Yale University, USA

Contact us

College of Pharmacy
Apotex Centre
750 McDermot Avenue West
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T5 Canada