Dr. Nachtigal is an associate professor in the department of biochemistry and medical genetics, with a cross-appointment in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, and is a senior scientist with the Research Institute in Oncology & Hematology, a joint institute of CancerCare Manitoba and the U of M. He received his B.Sc. (General) and PhD (Physiology) degrees from the University of Manitoba.
Prior to his recruitment as faculty to the U of M in 2010, Dr. Nachtigal served as the Bruce & Dorothy Rossetti Scholar for Cancer Research from 1998-2010 at the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine in the departments of pharmacology and medicine. He served as coordinator of Graduate Studies for Pharmacology, and co-chair of the Nova Scotia Cancer Research Training Program.
Complementing his laboratory-based research into the biology of ovarian cancer are his collaborations with clinicians and epidemiologists to investigate the clinical outcome of ovarian cancer patients in Manitoba. Dr. Nachtigal participates in the teaching of trainees encompassing undergraduate science, B.Sc.(Med.), graduate students, medical residents, and Oncology Fellows. He has served as a member or Chair on the Biochemistry & Medical Genetics Curriculum Review Committee, Graduate Student Awards Committee, and Graduate Student Affairs Committee. He also served as a member and then team leader for the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences’ Integrated Health Program (IHP), Bachelor of Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Concentration Committee, as well as on the IHP Bachelor of Health Sciences Curriculum Subcommittee.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Senior Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology
Director, Interdisciplinary Health Program
Member, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Group
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