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Instructors

Learn about our team of talented instructors.

Along with the CBW Leadership, the core faculty members are responsible for the ongoing curriculum development and the management of the CBW workshops.

The following is a list of the CBW core faculty, and past and present instructors and invited lecturers.

Current Faculty and Instructors

As a Bioinformatics Specialist in the Research and Development team, Jose Hector is involved in mai...
My research interests are in next-generation sequencing technologies and pipelines and in bett...
Dr Goldenberg is a Senior Scientist in Genetics and Genome Biology program at SickKids Research In...
I am currently the NGS sequencing core Manager/Research Investigator and member of the McCombie lab ...
Dr. Griffith’s research is focused on the development of genomics and bioinformatics methods as t...
Dr. Griffith’s research is focused on the development of personalized medicine strategies for can...
Robin is a microbiologist with experience in bioinformatics, curation and outreach. Dr. Haw has a P...
Dr. Hirst’s research focuses on understanding epigenetic dysfunction in cancer and his laboratory...

Past Faculty and Instructors

Aaron Quinlan
Assistant Professor, Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia

Andreas Baxevanis
Director, Computational Genomics and Associate Director for Intramural Research, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD; Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Anna Lapuk
Head Bioinformatics Scientist, Prostate Centre/Vancouver General Hospital

Axel Ducret
Sr. Research Biologist, Merck Frosst Center for Therapeutic Research

Carl Virtanen
Director, Research Lead UHN Digital, Associate Director, HPC4Health

Christina Yung
Vice President, Data Science at Indoc Research

Christopher Hogue

Daniel Figeys
Senior Scientist, MDS Ocata Inc.

David Baillie
Professor, Simon Fraser University

David Morais, PhD
Bioinformatician and software developer, Université de Sherbrooke

Donal Hickey
Professor, Biology, University of Ottawa

Fong Chun Chan
PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia

Fouad Yousif
Senior Data Scientist, Yelp

Franois Major
Professeur Agrégé/Associate Professor, Département d’Informatique et Recherche Opérationnelle, Université de Montréal

George Mihaiescu
Senior Cloud Architect, Informatics and Biocomputing, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Igor Jurisica
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, IBM Life Sciences Discovery Center

Jamie Cuticchia
Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

Jennifer Bryan
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC

Joanne Fox
Instructor, University of British Columbia

John McPherson
Deputy Director, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Joseph Ryan
National Human Genome Research Institute

Larry D. Greller
Director of Mathematical Biology and Systems Modeling, Molecular Mining Corporation

Marco Marra
BC Genome Sequencing Centre

Megan Richters
PhD candidate in Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Washington University School of Medicine

Michael Brudno
Chief Data Scientist, University Health Network

Michael Stromberg
Bioinformatics scientist, Illumina

Michelle Brazas
Associate Director, Adaptive Oncology, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Mike Hallett
Director, McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, Associate Member, Department of Biochemistry, McGill

Pascale Marquis
Bioinformatics Consultant, McGill University

Paul Boutros
Director of Cancer Data Science, UCLA

Peter Ronning
Graduate student, McDonnell Genome Institute, Washington University in St. Louis

Phil Hieter
Michael Smith Laboratories

Rachade Hmamouchi (Past Project Manager)

Raphael Gottardo
Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Roberto Sanchez
Medical Biophysics, Rockefeller University

Ryan Brinkman
Senior Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Research Centre

Sohrab Shah
Bioinformatics group leader, BC Cancer Agency

Stefanie Butland
Research Associate, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia

Steve Jones
Director of Data Analysis and Informatics Group, BC Genome Sequencing Centre

Steve Scherer
Senior Scientist, Department of Genetics and Associate Director, The Centre for Applied Genomics at The Hospital for Sick Children; Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Walid Houry
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto

Warren Gish
Associate Professor, Genetics, Washington University, St. Louis

Wyeth Wasserman
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Senior Scientist, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia

Yoshua Bengio
Professeur Agrégé/Associate Professor, Département d’Informatique et Recherche Opérationnelle, Université de Montréal