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Dr. Foster is a Professor within the Reproductive Biology Division in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at McMaster University with expertise in reproductive and developmental biology and toxicology. His research program is focused on enhancing understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing ovarian regulation and augmenting insight into the development, diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. Research funding support is provided by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).


  • Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

  • Award of Excellence in Reproductive Medicine, Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society

  • Postdoctoral Fellow Supervision Award

  • Graduate Student Supervision Award

  • Career Award, Ontario Women’s Health Council

  • Mid-career Award, CIHR/Ontario Women’s Health Council

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Recent Scholarly, and Professional Activities

  • Editor, Journal of Applied Toxicology
  • Guest Editor, BioMed Research International, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Member of Editorial Boards

  • Reproductive Toxicology 
  • Journal of Clincial Toxicology
  • Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology 
  • ISRN Toxicology 
  • Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health: B Critical Reviews
  • Immunology, Endocrine & Metabolic Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Faculty of 1000 

Member of Expert Advisory Panels & Committees

  • Development and Reproductive Toxicology (DART) Technical Committee, ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), Scientific Advisor
  • Endometriosis Association Science advisory panel
  • The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors


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  • BSc 
  • MSc
  • PhD

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