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I am a Senior Scientist in the Program of Genetics and Genome Biology, Associate Director of The Centre for Applied Genomics, which is a CFI-MSI funded genome centre contributing to Canada’s national genome sequencing infrastructure for research, and Professor of Statistical Sciences and Biostatistics at the University of Toronto. I am the Lead of the Canadian CF Gene Modifier Study and Co-Lead of the International CF Gene Modifier Consortium.
The goals of my research program are (1) to develop novel statistical methodology to unravel the complex underpinnings of genetic diseases; and (2) identify the genes that contribute to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and use these findings to identify novel therapeutic targets and build diagnostic and predictive models for early intervention.