I am pleased to announce that Dr. David Edgell has been appointed as Acting Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 or until a new Chair is appointed.
Dr. Edgell earned his BSc in Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria and PhD from Dalhousie University. He then went on to complete post-doctoral studies at the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health and State University of New York at Albany. In 2003, he joined the Department of Biochemistry, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University as an Assistant Professor and was appointed as an Associate Professor in 2009.
Dr. Edgell is the recipient of several awards including a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; an Early Researcher Award, Government of Ontario; a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; the Dean’s Award of Excellence, Junior Faculty, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry; and a Faculty Scholar Award.
Dr. Edgell maintains an active research program in the areas of genome engineering and synthetic biology. His research is supported by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and Ontario Genomics.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Edgell on his appointment.
Dr. Michael J. Strong
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Distinguished University Professor
Arthur J Hudson Chair in ALS Research
Scientist, Robarts Research Institute