• Dr. Hope Anderson, Professor of Pharmacy with a cross-appointment in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the College of Medicine.
  • Professor /
    Vice-dean, graduate and post-doctoral studies, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

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

    Phone: 204-480-1455
    Fax: 204-798-3744

College of Pharmacy research theme(s)

  • Biotargets and mechanisms of disease
  • Translational pharmacotherapy and practice

Research affiliations

  • Principal Investigator
  • Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine
  • St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre


  • (Endo)cannabinoid
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac hypertrophy
  • Cardiac myocytes
  • Pressure myography
  • Resistance arteries

Research Summary

The goal of Dr. Anderson’s research program is to understand how risk factors for cardiovascular disease, especially hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac hypertrophy (abnormal growth of the heart), and diabetes promote the development of heart failure. Her ultimate aim is to identify new therapies that prevent or slow the onset of heart failure. To achieve this aim, Dr. Anderson’s laboratory uses several models of cardiovascular disease of escalating complexity ranging from cultured heart muscle cells, to isolated hearts and arteries, to hearts and arteries in vivo.



Dr. Hope Anderson is a professor of pharmacy and vice-dean of graduate studies for  Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

She is also a principal investigator in the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM) at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre.

Prior academic appointments include associate dean for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Dr. Anderson is published extensively in the research areas of cardiovascular disease, including hypertension, vascular disease, cardiac hypertrophy.


  • PhD in pharmacology and therapeutics, University of Manitoba (1997)
  • Post-doctoral fellowships at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal and the University of California, San Francisco


  • CIHR New Investigator Award

  • New Investigator Award from Hypertension Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Hypertension Society)

Dr. Hope Anderson In the news

Contact us

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