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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

After completing a postdoctoral position in Australia, Rob joins the team as a Bioinformatics consu...
Dr. Eduardo Taboada is an internationally recognized expert on the molecular epidemiology and genomi...
Lusine received her Ph.D. in Mathematics under the supervision of prof. V. Bogachev from Moscow Sta...
Veronique is currently a bioinformatician applying pathway and networks analyses to high-throughp...
Dr. Wishart has active research programs in structural biology, nanobiology, synthetic biology, pri...
She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017 with a dual degree in Computational Biology a...
His research focuses on statistics and bioinformatics for metabolomics, microarray and next generat...
Mai obtained Ph.D. in Chemical Biology from McMaster University in 2019. Her Ph.D. research focused...

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