McMaster University

Population Genomics
Program

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Faculty

Dr. Sonia Anand, MD PhD FRCPC is the inaugural Director of the McMaster Population Genomics Program. Her research is aimed at understanding the environmental and genetic causes of cardiovascular risk factors among women, First Nations peoples and ethnic groups throughout the world.

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Sonia Anand
Dr Sonia Anand

Sonia Anand

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Recognized internationally for her groundbreaking research, Dr Anand was appointed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario/ Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research in 2008.

Research Interests

Clinical epidemiology; population health; women's health; aboriginal health; cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, nutrition.

[Read more on Sonia Anand's faculty page]

Joseph Beyene
Dr Joseph Beyene

Joseph Beyene

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Appointed to the John D. Cameron Endowed Chair in the Genetic Determinants of Chronic Disease in 2010.

Research Interests

Multi-level modeling in linkage and association analysis, and applications of statistical techniques in genetics; development of statistical methods for genomic data

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David Meyre
Dr David Meyre

David Meyre

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Research Interests

The genetic epidemiology of metabolic diseases; obesity and type 2 diabetes; genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in complex diseases; the identification of novel susceptibility genes in ethnic populations.

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Russell de Souza
Dr Russell de Souza

Russell de Souza

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Research Interests

Advancing methodology for systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and clinical trials in the field of nutrition; the contribution of dietary patterns and macronutrients (specifically fructose, saturated and trans fats) to cardiovascular disease risk throughout the lifespan; the reproducibility and validity of current methods of assessing nutrient intakes.

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Guillaume Paré
Dr Guillaume Paré

Guillaume Paré

Pathology and Molecular Medicine, joint appointment in Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Appointed to the Canada Research Chair in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology in 2010.

Research Interests

Molecular and genetic determinants of cardiovascular diseases in general and stroke prevention in particular

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Zena Samaan

Dr Zena Samaan

Zena Samaan

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Associate Member in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Core faculty at the Peter Boris Centre for Addiction Research at McMaster University.

Research Interests

Complex depression, predictors of suicidal behaviour and substance use disorders with an emphasis on biological markers, including genetic variants.

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Angelo Canty
Angelo Canty

Angelo Canty

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Associate Member, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Research Interests

Computational statistics and the analysis of genetic data

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Judah Denburg

Judah Denburg

Judah Denburg

Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine

Research Interests

The developmental biology of eosinophils, basophils and mast cells, and their regulation in allergic inflammation

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Brian Golding
Brian Golding

Brian Golding

Department of Biology

Research Interests

Molecular evolution, DNA sequence analysis, phylogenetics, population genetics, bioinformatics

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Mark Loeb
Mark Loeb

Mark Loeb

Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Research Interests

Clinical epidemiology; emerging infectious diseases; population genetics and infectious diseases; prevention of influenza; antimicrobial use and resistance; acute care hospital epidemiology

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Hendrik Poinar
Hendrik Poinar

Hendrik Poinar

Department of Anthropology

Research Interests

Molecular evolutionary genetics and biological anthropology

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Peter Szatmari
Peter Szatmari

Peter Szatmari

Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Research Interests

Psychiatric and genetic epidemiology; preschool children with autism; adolescent psychopathology and high risk behaviours; sampling and measurement issues

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Gerry Wright
Gerry Wright

Gerry Wright

Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

Research Interests

Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance; reversing resistance with small molecules; origins, evolution and sources of resistance; yeast chemical genetics to identify new antibiotic-target pairs; genetic manipulation of antibiotic producing bacteria; investigation of unconventional antibiotic targets such as virulence factors; use of chemically modified antibiotics to identify targets and activities; discovery of new natural product antibiotics

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Kevin Zbuk
Kevin Zbuk

Kevin Zbuk

Department of Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology

Research Interests

Cancer genetics, molecular classification of gastrointestinal polyposis syndromes

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Heather Cordell
Heather Cordell

Heather Cordell

Institute of Human Genetics, Newcastle University, UK.

Research Interests

Development of statistical methodology for detection and characterization of genetic factors in complex disease

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Jamie Engert
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James ("Jamie") Engert

Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Research Interests

Investigating the genetics of heart disease, conditions that lead to heart disease such as obesity and diabetes. High throughput genotyping of microsatellite markers and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) will allow linkagea and association studies as well as linkage disequilibrium mapping.

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Bernard Keavney
Bernard Keavney's page

Bernard Keavney

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Manchester University, UK.

Research Interests

Finding genes that cause heart and circulatory disease

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