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Dr. Tom Drysdale received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1981 and his MSc degree in 1986 from the University of Guelph. He then completed his doctorate with Dr. R. Elinson at the University of Toronto examining the development and patterning of surface ectoderm in Xenopus. Upon completion of his PhD in 1992, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Paul Krieg at the University of Texas in Austin. That postdoctoral work led to the development of key tools that have enabled Xenopus to become an excellent tool for the examination of cardiac development.
Dr. Drysdale became a Principal Investigator at the Lawson Health Research Institute in 1995 and was appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at Western University. In 1997, he was cross-appointed to the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. Dr. Drysdale was awarded a Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Scholarship in 1999 and is currently funded by the CIHR.