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Joint Research Seminar (24 Nov 2015)



Joint Research Seminar

Genomics Strategic Research Theme
Centre for Genomic Sciences
Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Genetics of Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Insights from CNV and WGS/WES studies


Dr Christian Marshall

Associate Director
Department of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

24 November 2015 (Tue)
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Seminar Room 6, Laboratory Block,
LKS Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road

About the Speaker:

Dr Christian Marshall is an Associate Director in the Department of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children. He has an academic rank of Assistant Professor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Dr Marshall obtained his PhD in molecular biology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada before moving to Toronto to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children with Dr Stephen Scherer in Autism genomics.

Dr Marshall’s research focuses the application of new sequencing technologies for identification of human genome variation. Specifically he is interested in the discovery of genomic variation associated with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Schizophrenia, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. As a principal investigator for the Centre for Genetic Medicine’s Genome Clinic, Dr Marshall is exploring the utility of genome sequencing in pediatric medicine and the translation of new discoveries into clinical diagnostics.