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Currently I am using publicly available datasets to investigate the role of the ubiquitin proteasome system in cancers. With colleagues I am investigating genes that encode ubiquitin conjugases and ubiquitin ligases related to the proliferation of cancer cells. We are attempting to identify potential therapeutic targets in various cancers, including subtypes of medulloblastoma, ovarian cancer and glioma.


I was born in the Netherlands in 1946. My family emigrated to Canada and I grew up in northern British Columbia.  My research career began in Edmonton, Alberta, where as part of an MSc Program I did a project on the reproductive effects of environmental lighting on mice.   My research continued in San Antonio, Texas under the supervision of Dr. Russel J. Reiter, an expert on the pineal gland and its product melatonin.  My post-doctoral training was in the  Department of Anatomy and in the Neuroendocrine Unit at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.  In 1981 I accepted a position in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Manitoba, where I taught anatomy and conducted research until the present.



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Human Anatomy and Cell Science
130 Basic Medical Science Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada