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Mark Wang

Research Technician

Emily Harvey

Lab Manager & Neuropathology Technician Officially I am the Neuropathology Technician in the lab. I am from Surrey, I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta in Molecular Biology and Genetics. I have a masters degree from the University of Calgary, where I studied neurodevelopment related to Autism Spectrum Disorder using mouse models.  I […]

Wendy Lin

Research Technician I had a personal commitment to biomedical research and its promise of improving the quality of human health. I was equally concerned about the importance of ensuring the health and well-being of animals used in biomedical research. As animal care professional, my main concern is that animals are being treated humanely and fairly […]

Robert Tiszolczi

Finance Manager 3024-950 West 28th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4 604-875-3844

Qingwen Xia

Research Technician 950 West 28th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4

Jessica Shum

Research Coordinator Jessica is the research coordinator for Dr. Michael R. Hayden, Hayden Lab. She manages various research administration projects and communication functions related to collaborations and research grants. Jessica graduated from the UBC MSc Experimental Medicine program and has over 10 years of research experience.

Betty Nguyen

Research Technician 950 West 28th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4

Dawn Ng

Executive Assistant to Dr. Michael R. Hayden

Neel Mehta

Postdoctoral Fellow I am a Post-doctoral fellow working under the supervision of Dr. Michael Hayden and Dr. Colin Ross at the University of British Columbia in the Dept. of Medical Genetics. I am currently working on utilizing and optimizing adeno-associated virus (AAV) as safe and efficient tools for targeted delivery of genetic material for the […]

Jessica Dawson

Postdoctoral Fellow Jessica is an early career Medical Scientist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Human Genetics with a keen interest in exploring modifiers of neurodegenerative disease and genetic diversity. Jessica’s research has focused on the allele sequence diversity and genetic modifiers of Huntington disease and its phenocopy Huntington disease-like 2 in an understudied population. Jessica […]

Yun Ko

Research Technician 950 West 28th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4

Chris Kay

Research Associate Dr. Chris Kay is a geneticist and molecular biologist working to understand the pathogenesis of Huntington disease (HD). He earned his doctorate in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia under the guidance of Dr. Michael Hayden, leading target discovery of genetic variants for therapeutic silencing of the Huntington disease (HTT) gene. […]

Dr. Michael R. Hayden

Dr. Hayden is a Killam Professor at the University of British Columbia, the highest honour UBC can confer on any faculty member. Only 4 such awards have ever been conferred in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hayden is also a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, UBC. Dr. Hayden was the […]

Nicholas Caron, PhD

Contact: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an accessible biofluid whose molecular composition reflects structural and functional changes in the brain, making it a promising biofluid for biomarker discovery in neurodegenerative disorders. My primary research interests focus on the identification and validation of molecular biomarkers for Huntington disease, which offer the potential to monitor cell-type and/or […]

Stephanie Bortnick

Huntington Disease (HD) Biobank Manager Stephanie manages the collection, storage, and sharing of biological samples from the HD community to facilitate research into more effective treatments for HD. Stephanie has worked with gifted patient samples for the past decade. Sample integrity, clinical comprehensiveness, and donor privacy are the cornerstones of research excellence, and Stephanie reflects […]

Dr. Jessica Dennis receives Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar Award

Dr. Jessica Dennis has received a 2022 Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar award.  Dr. Dennis’ research focuses on the genomic mechanisms underlying the prenatal and early childhood origins of mental illness in children.  Her research is critical and timely; the last decade has seen an explosion of genomic and health-related data.  Health Research BC […]

Dr. Michael Kobor awarded the 2022 Geoffrey L. Hammond Lectureship

Dr. Michael Kobor has been awarded the 2022 Geoffrey L. Hammond Lectureship. The former, and inaugural, director of the Healthy Starts Research Theme at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), senior scientist at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) and professor at The University of British Columbia (UBC) was nominated for his pioneering research, visionary leadership, and dedication to mentorship. […]

CMMT Newsletter July 2022

CMMT Newsletter July 2022 The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics would like to welcome four new faculty members.   CMMT Newsletter July 2022 Welcome New Members! We have EXCITING news that we would like to share with you! The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) would like to welcome four new faculty members. […]

2022 Vancouver Gairdner National Symposium

The Vancouver Gairdner High School & National Symposium is held each fall to give students, teachers, and the academic community the opportunity to hear from two Gairdner award-winning scientists and learn about the BC Children’s Hospital’s research facilities. Click here to watch a recording of the Gairdner High School Symposium Watch the 2022 Vancouver Gairdner […]