Areas of Research

Areas of Research

Our research programs cover a broad range of disciplines within the framework of genetics.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH

Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is the interdisciplinary field that unites computation, statistics and the life sciences.

Developmental Biology
Developmental biology is the study of cell growth, differentiation and morphogenesis.

Epigenetics
Epigenetics is the study of the relationship between our environment and our genes.

Lipid Biology
Disturbances in lipid biology regulation can lead to diseases which affect over half of the Canadian population and millions of people around the world.

Neurobiology
Neurobiology is the study of nerve cells and the network of cells that can process information and mediate behavior.

Pharmacogenomics
Pharmacogenomics is an emerging field in medicine which aims to turn the concept of "personalized medicine" into reality.

Transgenics
Transgenics enables us to study a broad range of human illnesses in model organisms and test potential therapeutic interventions in the laboratory setting.

Neurodegeneration
We are developing new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases by generating and studying mice that have the same symptoms and genetic abnormalities as the human forms of these diseases.