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Researcher, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba
2004 D.Phil. (Biochemistry), University of Sussex, United Kingdom
2000 B.Sc. (Molecular Genetics with Honors), University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Research in my group is focused on understanding the genetic etiology of Mendelian and complex traits, how human population history and cultural practices influence patterns of genetic variation, and the ways in which these patterns can be harnessed to advance the discovery of genes that underlie human disease. In our investigations, we employ high-throughput genotyping and next-generation sequencing to interrogate genomes in combination with utilizing and developing novel bioinformatics and statistical genetics tools. We are more broadly interested in understanding how the geographic distribution of human genetic variation relates to the susceptibility of different populations to disease, and ultimately how this variation in disease susceptibility reflects the evolutionary history of human populations. Our efforts will provide a foundation for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies that will help reduce the disease-burden of diverse populations.