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    Canada Research Chair

  • Britt Drogemoller headshot.
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Biochemistry and Medical Genetics
    Room 309C – Basic Medical Sciences Building 
    745 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9

    Phone: 204-272-3114
    britt.drogemoller@umanitoba.ca

Research summary

The Drögemöller Lab at the University of Manitoba is at the forefront of precision medicine, using cutting-edge genomics and bioinformatics techniques to unlock the secrets of human disease. The lab is focused on understanding the genetic factors that contribute to disease, with a specific emphasis on vulnerable and understudied populations such as pediatric and maternal patients. Through large-scale genomic and computational analyses, the lab is working to improve our understanding of how genetic variation contributes to human disease and pave the way for individualized treatments for rare and common diseases. By leveraging the power of pharmacogenomics, the Drögemöller Lab is working to create more effective and safer treatments, while also improving the lives of patients who have been traditionally overlooked by the medical community.

Keywords

  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Precision medicine
  • Pediatric and maternal populations

Research affiliations

Biography

Dr. Drögemöller is an assistant professor at the Max Rady College of Medicine, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba. She joined the university in 2020 and holds a Canada Research Chair in Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine. She received her PhD from Stellenbosch University in South Africa in 2013 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia.

Education

  • PhD (Genetics), Stellenbosch University (2013)
  • Master of Science (Genetics), Stellenbosch University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Genetics), Stellenbosch University (2007)
  • Bachelor of Science (Human Life) (Biol Human), Stellenbosch University (2006)

Awards

  • Tier 2 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Research Chair in Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine (2020-2025)
  • Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow (2021)

Learn more

Research video

Watch this brief video to learn more about Dr. Drögemöller and her work. 

Contact us

Biochemistry and Medical Genetics
Room 336 Basic Medical Sciences Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada