I’m a Clinical Bioinformatician supporting Next-Generation Sequencing-based diagnostics with a focus on Oncology and Hematological Malignancies. I am also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at Dalhousie University.
My background ranges from molecular evolutionary theory to clinical genomics in humans. I did my PhD work in the lab of Dr. Andrew Roger studying the mechanisms underlying functional divergence in proteins and developing new phylogenomic techniques for studying this process. I then did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Dr. Karen Bedeard as part of the IGNITE project, searching for genetic mutations underlying rare Mendelian diseases in Atlantic Canada.