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Discipline of Genetics

Graduate Students  2017

 Name Program Supervisor Thesis Topic
Christie Costello
M.Sc. Dr. Guangju Zhai Eicosanoids and Osteoarthritis
Aaron Curtis
Room: M5M321


M.Sc. Dr. Sevtap Savas Interactions among the variables that may influence cancer outcomes
Daniel Evans
Phone: 709 864-6662
M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Michael Woods Characterization of Mendelian Disorders in Newfoundland using whole exome and candidate gene approaches
Gerissa Fowler
MSc - PT Dr. Curtis French Discovering genes that regulate vertebrate blood vessel development 
Alexia Hawkey-Noble
M.Sc. Dr. Curtis French Expression of the TMEM43 gene in Zebrafish Cardiac Tissue and Modelling of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in Zebrafish. 
Matthew Nelder
Room: M3M301


M.Sc. Dr. Guang Sun Discovering the Endocrine and Dietary Factors of Childhood Obesity: A Newfoundland Study
Justin Pater
Phone: 709 864-6674
Ph.D. Dr. Terry-Lynn Young The Genetics of Sudden Cardiac Death
Julia J. Pennell

M.Sc. Dr. Michael Woods Proposed Research Topic: Genomic and functional analyses of Newfoundland intracranial aneurysm families
Cindy Penney
M.Sc. Dr. Terry-Lynn Young The Genetics of Hearing Loss
Michelle Penney
M.Sc. Dr. Yildiz Yilmaz
Dr. Sevtap Savas
Identifying genetic factors stratifying colorectal cancer patients into short- and long-term survivors.
Rebecca Power


M.Sc. Dr. Proton Rahman
Dr. Darren O’Rielly
Genetic Diagnostic Test for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Alison Sutherland


M.Sc. Dr. Proton Rahman
Dr. Darren O’Rielly
The Genetics of Psoriatic Arthritis
Jurgienne Arizza Umali


M.Sc. Dr. Curtis French Zebrafish, Danio rerio, as genetic models of Glaucoma associated with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome.
Salem Werdyani
Room:  M5M318
Phone: 709 864-6627
Ph.D. Dr. Terry-Lynn Young Identification and characterization of genetic variations in the Newfoundland population and their association with multiple medical conditions
Yajun Yu
Room: M5M321
Phone: 709 864-6659


Ph.D. Dr. Sevtap Savas Genetic and epidemiological studies investigating the susceptibility and outcome risk in colorectal cancer
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