Dr. Christopher Pin

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Phone:  519.685.8500 ext. 53073

Dr. Christopher Pin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics at the University of Western Ontario in 1990. He then pursued his doctorate in Dr. Peter Merrifield¹s laboratory in the Department of Anatomy at The University of Western Ontario, where he was a NSERC scholar and received the Arthur Minden Predoctoral Fellowship from the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada. He then trained in Dr. Stephen Konieczny¹s laboratory at Purdue University in Indiana as a Muscular Dystrophy Association and an MRC Research Fellow.

Dr. Pin became an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Physiology and Pharmacology in 2000. He was awarded a CFI/OIT New Investigator grant in 2002 and received a CIHR New Investigator Award in 2005. From 2008-2015, he served as the Scientific Director of the London Regional Transgenic and Gene Targeting Facility. In 2011, he received the Joseph Gilbert Award for outstanding research contribution in the Lawson Health Research Institute. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, Oncology, and Physiology and Pharmacology and a Scientist and Chair of the Genetics and Development division within the Children’s Health Research Institute. He research is focused on the molecular and cellular events involved in pancreatic and gastrointestinal development, and the underlying causes of pancreatic diseases such as pancreatitis. His research has been funded by CIHR, NSERC, and the Cancer Research Society.

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