Laurette Geldenhuys



Phone: 902-473-7334
Fax: 902-473-7978
Mailing Address: 
Room 742, Mackenzie Building,
5788 University Avenue,
Halifax, NS, B3H 1V8


Degrees and professional designations

  • Laboratory Medical Director Advanced Practical Pathology Program Certificate, College of American Pathologists, 2015
  • Master of Arts in Education, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2005
  • Certification in Cytopathology, International Board of Cytopathology, 1998
  • Certification in Anatomical Pathology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1998
  • License of the Medical Council of Canada, 1997
  • Master of Medicine in Anatomical Pathology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1995
  • Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination, 1995
  • Certification in Anatomical Pathology, College of Medicine of South Africa, 1994
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, with Distinction, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1987

Areas of clinical / research interest

Dr. Geldenhuys's clinical and research interests include nephropathology and gynecological pathology. She also has an interest in medical education and the history of medicine.

Selected publications

  1. Cheng C, Barnes P, et al. Fit-For-Purpose PD-L1 Biomarker Testing for Patient Selection in Immuno-Oncology: Guidelines for Clinical Laboratories from The Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association canadienne des pathologistes (CAP-ACP). Accepted for publication in Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology, June, 2019.
  2. Majumder S, Hadden M, Thieme K, Batchu S, Niveditha D, Chowdhury S, Yerra V, Advani S, Bowskill B, Liu Y, Vakili H, Alghamdi T, White K, Geldenhuys L, Siddiqi F, Advani A. Dysregulated expression but redundant function of the long non-coding RNA Hotair in diabetic kidney disease. Accepted for publication and cover image in Diabetologia, June, 2019
  3. Worthen G, Geldenhuys L, Tennankore K. The Case - An 82-year-old male with worsening kidney function. Kidney International 2019;96(3):801-2
  4. Quinonez G, Geldenhuys L. Samuel Clossy’s Observations: an unrecognized contribution to the origin of anatomical pathologyHektoen International 2019;11(2).
  5. Geldenhuys L, Urquhart R, Gainer R, Caines C, Dini A. Process and Impact of Barcoding Implementation at the QEII Anatomical Pathology Laboratory. Canadian Journal of Pathology 2019;11(2):20-27
  6. Urquhart R, Kendell C, Geldenhuys L, Ross A, Rajaraman M, Folkes A, Madden L, Sullivan V, Rayson D, Porter G. The role of scientific evidence in decisions to adopt complex innovations in cancer care settings: a multiple-case study in Nova Scotia, Canada. Implement Sci. 2019;14(1):14
  7. Alghamdi T, Batchu S, Hadden M, Yerra V, Liu Y, Bowskill B, Advani S, Geldenhuys L, Siddiqi F, Majumder S, Advani A. Histone H3 serine 10 phosphorylation facilitates endothelial activation in diabetic kidney disease. Diabetes 2018;67(12):2668-2681
  8. Ren K, Geldenhuys L, Alexopoulou V, Bellur S, Bissonnette M, Blanco P, Mengel M, Moussa M, Riopel J, Sis B, Avila-Casado C. Measuring workload in nephropathology: A Canadian experience. Canadian Journal of Pathology 2018;10(3):29-38
  9. Brijmohan AS, Batchu SN, Majumder S, Alghamdi TA, Thieme K, McGaugh S, Liu Y, Advani SL, Bowskill BB, Kabir MG, Geldenhuys L, Siddiqi FS and Advani A. HDAC6 Inhibition Promotes Transcription Factor EB Activation and Is Protective in Experimental Kidney Disease. Front. Pharmacol. 2018;9:34. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00034
  10. Majumder S, Thieme K, Batchu S, Alghamdi T, Bowskill B, Kabir G, Liu Y, Advani S, White KE, Geldenhuys L, Tennankore K, Poyah P, Siddiqi F, Advani A. Shifts in podocyte histone H3K27me3 regulate mouse and human glomerular disease. J Clin Invest. 2018 Jan 2;128(1):483-499. doi: 10.1172/JCI95946. Epub 2017 Dec 11.


  • Lecturer
    • Dalhousie Medical School, Metabolism II, Nephrology
  • Resident teaching
    • Pathology residents
    • Nephrology residents and fellows

Interested in receiving applications from:

  • Summer students: No
  • Medical students for projects: No
  • Residents for projects: Yes
  • Prospective Graduate students: No
  • Prospective Postdoctoral fellows: No