Adjunct Professor, Clinical Biochemist
MBChB National University of Ireland
PhD University of Sheffield, U.K.
Office: LHSC VH B10-128 North Tower
Phone: (519) 685-8122
Fax: (519) 685-8279
Keywords: molecular diagnostics, hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes
Description of clinical activities: I oversee the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, and also work as a consultant in the Cancer Genetics Clinic.
Keywords: breast cancer, ovarian cancer
Description of research activities: I am closely involved in two major studies related to the Hereditary Breast and Ovarian cancer predisposition genes:
° Risk Factor Analysis of Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer Genetic and Non-Genetic Determinants of breast Cancer Risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers. in collaboration with with Dr. Steven Narod, Women's College Hospital Toronto;
° Detection of mutations and gene variants of uncertain significance in inherited breast and ovarian cancer,
in collaboration with Dr. Peter Rogan UWO, Dr. Muriel Brackstone LHSC and Dr. Joan Knoll LHSC/UWO. (funded by CBCF).