Dr. Leask completed his Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology at the University of British Colubmia. He went on to complete his PhD in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Leask is a member of the scientific boards of the American Society of Matrix Biology and the International CCN Society. He is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Cell Communication, which gained its first impact factor under his leadership. He is also on the editorial board of the American Journal of Pathology. He has been a plenary and invited speaker at many meetings and at approximately 100 universities, including Okayama University, University of Liverpool, FASEB Matricellular meeting, and the American Society of Matrix Biology. Dr. Leask has an h index of 57 and has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers that have been cited over 12,000 times.