Areas of Research

Areas of Research

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


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.

Gene Therapy
Gene therapy uses DNA to alter the behavior of cells to treat disease, and is resurging as a treatment option for diseases with unmet therapeutic needs.

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

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.

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