Faculty Information

Prospective students searching for a supervisor:  please only contact the Faculty member listed with "Accepting ... students".   

(Updated June 1, 2017)


Faculty Appointments


F. Amara, PhD (Ulster), MEd (Manitoba), FHEA (UK)

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM 

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Curriculum Design and Implementation; Connecting Formative Assessment to Learning Outcomes; Medical Education Leadership; Scholarship of Teaching; and Community Outreach Science Education

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
303-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel: 204.789.3580 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | Email: Francis.Amara@umanitoba.ca


G. Arthur, PhD (Leeds)

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Mechanism of action and development of lipid-based anticancer compounds

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
307-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel: 204.789.3421 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | Email: Gilbert.Arthur@umanitoba.ca


J. R. Davie, PhD (UBC)

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Scientist, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
Senior Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology, CCMB
Director, Manitoba Epigenetic Network, UM

Canada Research Chair in Chromatin Dynamics
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Epignetics, chromatin structure and function, epigenetic modifications (DNA and histone modifications) and epigenetic drivers in normal and disease states. 

Lab Site & Research Interests
Manitoba Epigenetic Network

Children's Hospital Research Instiute of Manitoba
600A-715 McDermot Avenue, JBRC
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 3P4

Tel: 204.975.7732 | Lab: 204.789.3561 | Fax: 204.977.5691 | EmailJim.Davie@umanitoba.ca


H. Ding, MB (Shanghai), PhD (Leuven)

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM

  Accepting Postdoctoral Fellows   
  Not Accepting Graduate Student
 

Research Interest: Apply mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells mediated transgenesis to analyze gene’s function and create human disease model. We are focusing on several genes that have been implicated in cell proliferation, angiogenesis and tumorigenesis.

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
326-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Office/Lab Tel: 204.480.1300 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | Email: Hao.Ding@umanitoba.ca


S. B. Gibson, PhD (Toronto)

Head Cell Biology, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology, CCMB 
Director of Translational Research, Manitoba Research Chair
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics & Immunology, UM

Member, Brain Tumor Research Alliance Group (BTRAM)
Member, Manitoba Epigenetic Network

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: My research interests are in understanding the regulation of signal transduction pathways leading to either cell survival or cell death in cancer cells. This research will be translated into the clinical setting for the effective treatment of cancer.

Lab Site & Research Interests

CancerCare Manitoba
ON5008B-675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0V9

Tel: 204.787.2051 | Lab:  204.787.4106 | Fax: 204.787.2190 | EmailSpencer.Gibson@umanitoba.ca


R. D. Gietz, PhD (Alberta)

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, UM

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Molecular genetics; Mechanisms of DNA repair in eukaryotes. Applications of the Yeast two hybrid system. Mechanisms of DNA transformation in yeast. The Gietz lab has its own home page describing the best techniques of transformation in yeast.

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
309B-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0V9

Tel: 204.789.3458 | Lab: 204.789.3790 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | EmailRoman.Gietz@umanitoba.ca


G. Hicks, PhD (Manitoba)

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Director, Regenerative Medicine Program, UM
Director, Mammalian Functional Genomics Centre, CCMB
Senior Investigator, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology, CCMB

Member, Manitoba Epigenetic Network

  Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Functional Analysis of the genetic determinants of cancer and human disease including the neurodegenerative disease, ALS; and the neurodevelopmental disorder, FASD.

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
669-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel: 204.318.5287 | Lab: 204.318.5289 | Email:  Geoff.Hicks@umanitoba.ca


P. Hu, PhD (York)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UM

Member, Manitoba Epigenetic Network

  Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Develop and apply statistical and computational methods for analyzing high throughput genetic, genomic and proteomic data sets. The current focuses are on developing biological pathway-based statistical analysis approaches and deep learning technologies for processing high-dimensional biological data sets.

Lab Site & Research Interests
Data Science Platform of The George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation

University of Manitoba
308-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9 

Tel: 204.789.3229 | Lab: 204.789.3805 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | EmailPingzhao.Hu@umanitoba.ca


E. Leygue, PhD (Paris)

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Senior Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology, CCMB 

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Differential gene expression during breast tumorigenesis and breast tumor progression.
Actual Focus: Bifaceted Steroid Receptor RNA Activator (SRA) gene products.

Lab Site & Research Interests

CancerCare Manitoba
ON5029-675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0V9

Tel: 204.787.2785 | Lab: 204.787.2844 | Fax: 204.787.2190 | Email: Etienne.Leygue@umanitoba.ca


K. J. McManus, PhD (Alberta)

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Senior Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematoloy, CCMB

Member, Manitoba Epigenetic Network

  Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Mechanisms affecting chromosome stability in cancer and drug target discovery 

Lab Site & Research Interests

CancerCare Manitoba
ON6010-675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0V9

Tel: 204.787.2833 | Lab: 204.787.2150 | Fax: 204.787.2190 | Email: Kirk.McManus@umanitoba.ca


D. Merz, PhD (McGill)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM 

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest:  Cell migrations and axon guidance, using the model organism C. elegans. Emphasis on forward genetics and molecular biology to study the regulation and guidance of cell migrations and to identify novel genes and interactions between signalling pathways in development.

Lab Site & Research Interests

Univeristy of Manitoba
324-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel: 204.975.7761 | Lab: 204.977.5685 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | Emailmerzd@cc.umanitoba.ca


M. R. A. Mowat, PhD (Alberta)

Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Senior Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology, CCMB

  Accepting Postdoctoral Fellows   

Research Interest: My laboratory is interested in the the Deleted in Liver Cancer(Dlc)-1 & -2 tumor suppressor genes and their role in tumor progression. These tumor suppressor genes code for RhoGap proteins and are found inactivated in many tumor types. We are using mouse cancer models with these genes turned off to study their role in metastasis, anticancer drug response and signaling by the phospholipid second messenger ceramide.

Lab Site & Research Interests

CancerCare Manitoba
ON5022-675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0V9

Tel: 204.787.4139 | Lab: 204.787.2185 | Fax: 204.787.2190 | EmailMichael.Mowat@umanitoba.ca


L. C. Murphy, PhD (Sydney)

Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Senior Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology, CCMB

Member, Manitoba Epigenetic Network

  Accepting Postdoctoral Fellows (until position filled 
  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Mechanism of action of hormones in human breast cancer. Molecular mechanisms of anti-estrogen and progestin resistance in human breast cancer. Biomarkers of risk and progression of breast cancer. Biospecimen banking as a research resource.

Lab Site & Research Interests

CancerCare Manitoba
ON6020-675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0V9

Tel: 204.787.4071 | Lab: 204.787.4240 | Fax: 204.787.2190 | Email: Leigh.Murphy@umanitoba.ca


M. W. Nachtigal, PhD (Manitoba)

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UM
Senior Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology, CCMB

  Not Accepting Graduate Students  
 
Research Interest: Investigation of human ovarian cancer using cellular, molecular and animal models to study biology, and epidemiology to study parameters affectinbg patient outcome. 

Lab Site & Research Interests

Univeristy of Manitoba
335-745 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel: 204.789.3708 | Lab: 204.272.3174 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | Email: Mark.Nachtigal@umanitoba.ca


T. J. Pemberton, DPhil (Sussex)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Scientist, Children's Hospital Research Insitute of Manitoba

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Understanding the genetic etiology of Mendelian and complex traits, how human population history and cultural practices influence patterns of genetic variation, and the ways in which these patterns can be harnessed to advance the discovery of genes that underlie human disease.

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
309C-745 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel: 204.789.3602 | Lab: 204.789.3524 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | EmailTrevor.Pemberton@umanitoba.ca 


M. Rastegar, PhD (Université Catholique de Louvain)

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Senior Scientist, Regenerative Medicine Program, UM
Scientist, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Member, Manitoba Epigenetic Network

  Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: 
Neural stem cell modeling to study the mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders 
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and Rett Syndrome
Investigating the role of epigenetics in brain development and human disease
Stem cell-based gene therapy of neurological disorders 

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
627-745 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0V9

Tel: 204.272.3108 | Lab: 204.272.3145 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | Email: Mojgan.Rastegar@umanitoba.ca


L. Simard, PhD (Toronto)

Professor and Department Head, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Recent interests includes the genetic basis of rare hereditary motor neuropathies not caused by mutations in the SMN1 gene.

Lab Site & Research Interests

Department Head Office
University of Manitoba
338-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9
Tel: 204.789.3894 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | Email: Louise.Simard@umanitoba.ca

Lab - Room 312 BMSB
Office: 204.977.5689 | Tel: 204.977.5688


B. Triggs-Raine, PhD (Manitoba)

Scientific Director, Central Animal Care Core Facility, UM
Associate Head, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Professor, Deparment of Pediatrics and Child Health, UM

  Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Lysosomal storage disorders including genetic, biochemical and animal models aimed at determining the function of hyaluronidases in health and disease; Identification and characterization of disease genes in unique populations.

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
335-745 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel: 204.789.3218 | Lab: 204.789.3839 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | EmailBarbara.Triggs-Raine@umanitoba.ca


T. Werbowetski-Ogilvie, PhD (McGill)

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Principal Investigator, Regenerative Medicine Program, UM

Member, Brain Tumor Research Alliance (BTRAM)

 Accepting PhD Students and/or Postdoctoral Fellows for 2017  

Research Interest: Identification of novel molecular targets of malignant brain tumorigenesis using human ES cell-based model systems. 

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
611-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel: 204.789.3431 | Lab: 204.977.5687 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | EmailTamra.Ogilvie@umanitoba.ca 


J. Wigle, PhD (Ottawa)

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM 
Principal Investigator, Vascular Development, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, SBRC

  Accepting MSc Students 

Research Interest: Studying how the function and identity of cardiovascular cells (endothelial and fibroblast) are controlled by transcription factor networks.

Lab Site & Research Interests

St. Boniface Research Centre
R4011-351 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R2H 2A6

Tel: 204.235.3953 | Fax: 204.233.6723 | Email: JWigle@sbrc.ca


Professors Emeriti


P. Choy, OM, PhD (UND), MD (Hon), FAHA, FIACS

Professor Emeritus, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics & Pathology, UM
Special Advisor to the President and Dean of Medicine, UM

Research Interest: Lipids and lipoproteins in health and disease.

University of Manitoba
S-212 Medical Services Building, 750 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0W2

Tel: 204.789.3375 | Email: Patrick.Choy@umanitoba.ca


K. Dakshinamurti, PhD (Rajputana, India), FRSC (UK)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Division of Stroke and Vascular Disease, SBRC

Research Interest: Metabolic control mechanisms. Transcription control by biotin, neurochemical correlates of central nervous system dysfunction in epilepsy, neurodegeneration, hypertension and obesity.

St. Boniface Research Centre
R2008-351 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R2H 2A6

Tel: 204.235.3938 | EmailKrishnamurti.Dakshinamurti@umanitoba.ca


J. A. Evans, PhD (Leicester), FCCMG

Professor Emeritus, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics & Pediatrics and Child Health & Community Health Sciences, UM

Research Interest: Epidemiology of congenital malformations, numerical classification of phenotypic variability, prenatal screening and identification of high risk populations.

University of Manitoba
304-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel: 204.789.3395 | EmailJane.Evans@umanitoba.ca


F. C. Stevens, PhD (California, Davis)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM

Research Interest: Structure-function relationships in proteins.

University of Manitoba
315-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel
: 204.789.3593 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | EmailFrits_Stevens@umanitoba.ca


K. Wrogemann, MD (Marburg), PhD (Manitoba)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM

  Not Accepting Graduate Students

Career Memories

Research Interest: Molecular basis of genetic diseases, with special emphasis on muscular dystrophies, cardiomyopathies and androgen resistance syndromes and intellectual disability. The current focus is on next generation sequencing and personalized medicine.

Lab Site & Research Interests 

University of Manitoba
301-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel: 204.789.3701 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | Email: Klaus.Wrogemann@umanitoba.ca


Affiliated Appointments


V. Banerji, MD, FRCPC

Haematologist, Department of Haematology and Oncology, CCMB
Assistant Professor, Section of Haematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, UM
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Senior Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology, CCMB
 
  Not Accepting Graduate Students  
 
Research Interests: Metabolic deregulation in hematologic malignancies, especially chronic lymphocytic leukemia. 
 
Lab Site & Research Interests 

CancerCare Manitoba
ON5016-675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0V9

Tel: 204.787.4904 | Fax: 204.787.2190 | EmailVersha.Banerji@cancercare.mb.ca


R. P. Bhullar, PhD (Manitoba)

Associate Dean (Research), College of Dentistry
Professor, Departments of Oral Biology & Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM

Research Interest: Molecular characterization and function of guanine nucleotide-binding
proteins in platelet.

Oral Biology Research Profile

University of Manitoba
D328-780 Bannatyne Avenue, Dentistry Building
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0W2

Tel: 204.789.3703 | Fax: 204.789.3913 | Email: Rajinder.Bhullar@umanitoba.ca


B. N. Chodirker, MD (Manitoba), FRCPC, FCCMG

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Child Health & Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, UM 

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Clinical genetics, genetic epidemiology, prenatal diagnosis 

Health Sciences Centre
FE229 Community Services Building, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9

Tel: 204.787.4803 | Fax: 204.787.1419 | Email: BChodirker@exchange.hsc.mb.ca


A. E. Chudley, MD (Manitoba), FRCPC, FCCMG

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Child Health & Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM 

Member, Manitoba Epigenetic Network

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Clinical genetics, dysmorphology, clinical teratogenesis, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, clinical cytogenetics and genetics of mental retardation, X-linked mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders 

Health Sciences Centre
FE229 Community Services Building, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9

Tel: 204.787.4370 | Email: AChudley@hsc.mb.ca


J. Dalton, PhD (Manitoba), FCACB

Assistant Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics & Clinical Chemistry, UM

Research Interest: Clinical use of plasma protein analysis and Laboratory Information Systems. 

Dalton Health Care Consulting
22-460 Lindenwood Drive West
Winnipeg, MB  R3P 0Y1

Tel: 204.330.5171 | Email: jim@daltonhcc.com


A. J. Dawson, PhD (Western), FCCMG

Molecular Cytogeneticist
Director, Cytogentics Labortory
Diagnostic Services Manitoba, HSC
Associate Professor, Section of Genetics and Metabolism, UM
Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics & Pediatrics and Child Health, UM 

Research Interest: Molecular genetics and cytogenetics: analysis of constitutional and acquired chromosomal abnormalities.

Health Sciences Centre
MS543H Thorlaskson Building, 820 Sherbook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9

Tel: 204.787.2491 | Fax: 204.787.3846 | Email: ADawson@dsmanitoba.ca


T. C. Dembinski, PhD (Wales) FCACB

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Clinical Biochemist, Diagnostic Services of Manitoba, HSC

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: General clinical chemistry and biochemical investigation of atheroschlerosis and diabetes.

Department of Clinical Biochemistry - Room L3008
St. Boniface General Hospital
409 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R2H 2A6

Tel: 204.237.2474 | Fax: 204.231.2656


P. Frosk, PhD, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG

Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Child Health; Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Clinical Geneticist, Research Coordinator PGME Program in Medical Genetics

  Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: My lab focuses on utilizing next generation sequencing technologies to identify clinically novel genes and develop new clinical testing for genetically heterogeneous conditions.  The conditions we are currently working on include congenital anomaly syndromes, cardiac conditions, and neuromuscular  conditions (which is also my primary clinical focus).

FE229 Community Services Building, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9
Tel: 204.787.4454 | Fax: 204.787.1419 | Email: Patrick.Frosk@umanitoba.ca


C. R. Greenberg, MD, CM (McGill), FRCPC, FCCMG

Distinguished Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Child Health; Biochemistry and Medical Genetics; Programme in Genetics and Metabolism, UM

Member, Metabolic Disorders Clinical Trials Research Group

Research Interest: Inborn errors of metabolism, newborn screening, clinical trials and knowledge translation as related to neuromuscular disorders, glutaric academia type 1, carnitine palmitoyl transferase-1 deficiency and hypophosphatasia.

Lab Site & Research Interests

Health Sciences Centre
FE229 Community Services Building, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9
Tel: 204.787.4681 | Research Office: 204.977.5697 | Fax: 204.787.1419 | Email: CGreenberg@exchange.hsc.mb.ca


G. M. Hatch, PhD (Manitoba)

Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics & Internal Medicine, UM

Member, Brain Tumor Research Alliance (BTRAM)

Research Interest: Cardiolipin metabolism in cardiac mitochondria.

Lab Site & Research Interests

Children's Hospital Reseach Institute of Manitoba
501C-715 McDermot Avenue, JBRC
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 3P4

Tel: 204.789.3405 | Fax: 204.789.3817 | Email: GHatch@chrim.ca


B. Liang, PhD (Manitoba), MD (China)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Senior Bioinformatician, HIV and Host Genetics, National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

  Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Application of bioinformatics on human and viral diseases, computational analysis and method development of high-throughput next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, viral evolution using phylogenetic and epidemiologic approaches, high-dimensional data mining and analysis.

JC Wilt Infectious Diseases Research Centre
745 Logan Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3E 3L5

Tel: 204.789.2039 | Email: Binhua.Liang@umanitoba.ca


J. Liu, PhD (Calgary), DABMGG, FCCMG

Co-Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Diagnostic Services Manitoba, HSC
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM

Research Interest: Application of cytogenetic and molecular techniques to constitutional and acquired chromosomal abnormalities and single gene disorders. 

Tel: 204.787.2483 | EmailJing.Liu@umanitoba.ca


M. Liu, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics & Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UM
Scientist, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Member, Manitoba Epigenetic Network

Research Interest: Expertise: genetic statistics, quantitative traits, epigenetics, twins, IBD mapping, complex diseases (e.g. autism), and monogenic diseases

Lab Site & Research Interests

Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
807J-715 McDermot Avenue, JBRC
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 3P4

Tel: 204.480.1363 | Fax: 204.975.7724 | Email: liu@umanitoba.ca


A. R. MacRae, PhD (London), FCACB

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM 

  Not Accepting Graduate Students   

Research Interest:
Prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidy. Serum biochemical markers of acute myocardial infarction.

Research:
CIHR Announcement

Publications:
Second and First Trimester Estimation of Risk for Down Syndrome: Implementation and Performance in the SAFER Study.

Assessing the Requirement for the 6-Hour Interval between Specimens in the American Heart Association Classification of Myocardial Infarction in Epidemiology and Clinical Research Studies.

Cadham Provincial Laboratory
750 William Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 3J7

Lab Tel: 204.945.7980 | Email: Andrew.MacRae@umanitoba.ca


S. Mai, PhD (Karlsruhe)

Professor, Departments of Physiology and Pathophysiology & Biochemistry and Medical Genetics & Human Anatomy and Cell Science, UM 
Senior Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology, CCMB

Member, Brain Tumor Research Alliance (BTRAM)
Member, Manitoba Epigenetic Network

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 
 


Research Interest: Mechanisms of genome rearrangment, c-Myc associated genome instability; 3D nuclear architecture in cancer; 3D imaging; super resolution imaging. 

Lab Site & Research Interests.

CancerCare Manitoba
ON6046-675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0V9

Tel: 204.787.2135 | Lab: 204.787.4125 | Fax: 204.787.2190 | EmailSabine.Mai@umanitoba.ca


B. L. Mark, MSc, PhD (Alberta)

Associate Professor, Departments of Microbiology & Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM 

Chair, Joint Microbiology and Chemistry Committee on Biochemistry 

  Accepting Graduate Students

Research Interest: My lab uses structural and molecular biology techniques to understand the molecular basis of viral and bacterial defence mechanisms.  Using the knowledge gained, we are developing new strategies to enhance the efficacy of antibiotics against bacterial pathogens, and exploring new approaches for vaccines development to protect against viral infections.

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
Department of Microbiology
Room 213, Buller Building
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2

Office/Lab Tel: 204.480.1430 | Fax: 204.474.7603 | Email: Brian.Mark@umanitoba.ca 


S. Marles, MD (Alberta), FRCPC, FCCMG

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Child Health & Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM 

Research Interest: Clinical dysmorphology, fetal alcohol syndrome, genetic contribution to breast cancer. 

Health Sciences Centre
FE229 Community Services Building, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R2A 1R9

Tel: 204.787.4945 | Fax: 204. 787.1419 | Email: SMarles@hsc.mb.ca


A. J. Marshall, PhD (Toronto)

Canada Research Chair in Molecular Immunology 
Professor, Departments of Immunology & Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM

  Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Molecular signaling pathways controlling normal and malignant immune cell function; flow cytometry; confocal microscopy

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
Department of Immunology
415 Apotex Centre, 750 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0T5

Tel: 204.789.3385 | Lab: 204.789.3965 | Fax: 204.789.3921 | EmailAaron.Marshall@umanitoba.ca


S. A. McKenna, PhD (Alberta)

Associate Professor, Departments of Chemistry
 & Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM

  Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: 
Structural biology and biochemistry of protein-nucleic acid interactions; G-quadruplexes, double-stranded RNA binding proteins.

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
Room 380 Parker Building, 144 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2

Tel: 204.272.1562 | Lab: 204.252.1560 | EmailSean.McKenna@umanitoba.ca


A. Mhanni, PhD (Manitoba) MD, FRCPC, FCCMG, FACMG

Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Child Health & Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM 

Research Interest: Clinical Genetics and Inborn Errors of Metabolism. Research focus is in epigenetics and how it relates to human disorders and DNA methylation role in early developmental processes and its relationship to specific birth defects such as conotruncal anomalies of the heart.

Lab Sites & Research Interests

Health Sciences Centre
FE229 Community Services Building, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9

Tel: 204.787.2958 | Pager: 204.932.0788 | Fax: 204.787.1419 | EmailAMhanni@exchange.hsc.mb.ca


B. Spriggs, PhD (Calgary), FCCMG

Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Diagnostic Services of Manitoba, HSC 
Assistant Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics & Pediatrics and Child Health, UM 

Research Interest: Application of molecular techniques to the diagnosis of genetic disorders.

Tel: 204.787.2843 | Email: BSpriggs@dsmanitoba.ca  


J. Stetefeld, PhD, (Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Munich, Germany)

Professor, Biochemistry, CRC in Structural Biology 
Departments of Chemistry & Microbiology, UM
Co-Director, Center for Oil and Gas Research and Development (COGRAD), UM 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics
Adjunct Professor in Human Anatomy and Cell Science
Member, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)
Member, Brain Tumor Research Alliance of Manitoba (BTRAM)

  Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: The primary goal of our research is to understand in detail the structure-function relationship of proteins as dynamic systems. We are mainly focused on signaling linked to catalytic turnover, the storage function of coiled-coil domains and mechanisms of complex formations and signal transduction in human cancers. We are working in alliance with the french Cancer Research Council (CNRS, Lyon) and the Excellence Cluster at the University Koln (Germany) on structure-property relationships of secreted netrin and its dependence receptors.

Lab Site & Research Interests

University of Manitoba
144 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2

Tel: 204.474.9731 | Lab: 204.474.7172 | Fax: 204.474.7608 | Email: Jorg.Stetefeld@ad.umanitoba.ca


L. Thorlacius, PhD (Washington State University), FCACB

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM 
Medical Director, Clinical Biochemistry and Genetics, Diagnostic Services of Manitoba, HSC 

  Not Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: Effective medical laboratory communication and reporting. Biochemical markers of cardiac and renal disease. 

Health Sciences Centre
MS543B Thorlakson Building, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9
 
Tel: 204.787.8858 | Fax: 204.787.3846 | Email: LThorlacius@dsmanitoba.ca


J. Wright, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM

  Not Accepting Graduate Students   

Research Interest: Interested in understanding mechanisms that control mammalian cell proliferation, alterations that lead to cancer transformation and malignant progression, and applying this knowledge to develop strategies that lead to novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and where applicable to other human diseases. Interests cover initial discovery at the bench to clinical trials to determine safety and efficacy.

Emailjimawright6@gmail.com


 M. (Mengqui) Xing, PhD

Assistant Professor, Nano-Medicine and Tissue Engineering Lab
Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UM 
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM
Biomedical Engineering, Children's Hosptial Research Institute of Manitoba

  Not Accepting Graduate Students   

Mechanical Engineering Profile

University of Manitoba
75A Chancellors Circle
E1-573 EITC, Fort Garry Campus
Winnipeg, MB
Tel: 204.474.6301 

Childrent's Hospital Research Insitute of Manitoba
606A-715 McDermot Avenue, JBRC
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 3P4
Tel: 204.480.1396 | Email: Malcolm.Xing@umanitoba.ca


W. Xu, PhD (Nanjing, China)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM 
Senior Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology, CCMB
Adjunct Professor, College of Pharmacy, UM

Member, Manitoba Epigenetic Network

  Accepting Graduate Students 

Research Interest: My group is interested in cancer biomarker discovery using computational approaches and high-throughput genomics data.

Lab Site & Research Interests

CancerCare Manitoba
ON6054-675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0V9

Tel: 204.787.2134 | Fax:204.787.2190 | EmailWayne.Xu@umanitoba.ca 


T. Zelinski, PhD (Manitoba)

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Child Health & Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, UM 

Research Interest: Red cell antigen expression, distribution and inheritance. Chromosomal localization of blood group genes by family linkage analysis. DNA polymorphism and blood group serology.

Rh Laboratory
P009 Pathology Building, 745 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel: 204.789.3751 | EmailTeresa.Zelinski@umanitoba.ca


Genetic Counsellors


Sherri Burnett, BSc (Hons.), MS (Minnesota), CGC

Genetic Counsellor, WRHA Program of Genetics and Metabolism 
Coordinator, Maternal Serum Screen

Health Sciences Centre
FE229 Community Services Building, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9

Tel: 204.787.8791 | Email: umburne3@cc.umanitoba.ca


Shannon Chin, M.Sc., CCGC (Manitoba)

Program Director, WRHA Program of Genetics and Metabolism
Maternal Serum Screening Program

Health Sciences Centre
FE229 Community Services Building, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9

Tel: 204.787.1591 | Fax: 204.787.1419 | EmailSChin@hsc.mb.ca


Stephanie Clarke, MSc (UBC), CGC, CCGC

Genetic Counsellor, WRHA Program of Genetics and Metabolism
Maternal Serum Screening Program
Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic
Hereditary Cancer Clinic

Health Sciences Centre
FE229 Community Services Building, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9

Tel: 204.787.4507 | Fax: 204.787.1419 | EmailSClarke4@exchange.hsc.mb.ca


Charity Fan, MSc, CGC

Certified Genetic Counsellor, WRHA Program of Genetics and Metabolism 

Health Sciences Centre
FE229 Community Services Building, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9

Tel: 204.787.2499 | Fax: 204.787.1419 | EmailCFan@hsc.mb.ca


Jessica Hartley, MS (Northwestern), CGC

Program Director, MSc in Genetic Counselling Program
University of Manitoba
310-745 Bannatyne Avenue, BMSB
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9

Tel: 204.789.3717 | Fax: 204.789.3900 | Email: Jessica.Hartley@umanitoba.ca


Heidi Rothenmund, MSc, (C)CGC

Genetic Counsellor, WRHA Program of Genetics and Metabolism

Health Sciences Centre
FE229 Community Services Building, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9

Tel: 204.787.2063 | Fax: 204.787.1419 | EmailHRothenmund@hsc.mb.ca


Kim Serfas, MSc, CCGC

Certified Genetic Counsellor, WRHA Program of Genetics and Metabolism
Hereditary Cancer Clinic

Health Sciences Centre
FE229 Community Services Bldg, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9

Tel: 204.787.8860 | Fax: 204.787.1419 | EmailKSerfas@hsc.mb.ca


Ginette Talbot, BSc (Hons.), MS (McGill), CGC

Genetic Counsellor, WRHA Program of Genetics and Metabolism

Health Sciences Centre
FE229 Community Services Bldg, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9

Tel: 204.787.4804 | Fax: 204.787.1419 | EmailGTalbot@hsc.mb.ca