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Jane Green

Discipline of Genetics
BSc.,M.Sc.,(UBC) Ph.D.(Memorial) C.F.M.G.

Professor, Discipline of Genetics (Cross Appointed)

Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL Canada,    A1B 3V6
(709)777-6242
(709)777-7317

janeg@mun.ca

Research Interests:   Genetic isolates resulting in clusters of genetic disease, hereditary eye disorders, hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer, Bardet-Biedl syndrome and hereditary breast cancer
     
Education:  
1991-1995 Ph.D.(Medical Genetics),  Memorial University of Newfoundland
1980 - 1981  Research year in Medical Genetics and Ophthalmology: Dr.Barbara  
McGillivray, Dr. Jean Carruthers, Dr. Craig Beatty (University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital)
1964 - 1965 MSc (Genetics) 1st class Honours, University of British Columbia
1960 - 1964 BSc (Zoology) 1st class Honours, University of British Columbia
     
Professional Experience:  
2004 – present
           
Professor, Discipline of Genetics with cross-appointments to
the Disciplines of Surgery (Ophthalmology) and Medicine
1997 - 2000 Associate Professor with Tenure in the Discipline of Medicine with a cross-appointment to the Discipline of Surgery (Ophthalmology)
1996 - present                      Staff privileges as scientist, non-medical, Department
of Medicine Division of Endocrinology with the Health Care Corporation of St. John’s.
1996 -  present Consulting privileges as a scientist, non-medical with the Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation
1991 - 1997 Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Medicine with a cross-appointment to the Discipline of Surgery (Ophthalmology)
1990 - 1991 Lecturer in the Discipline of Medicine with a cross appointment to the Discipline of Surgery (Ophthalmology)
   
     
Research:    Dr. Green's research has made use of the unique features of the Newfoundland population - large family size, genetic isolates resulting in clusters of genetic disease, and well-documented migration patterns to, and within, the province.  This research has enabled her to document the spectrum and variability of clinical disease within and between families, to collaborate on mapping relevant disease genes, to correlate clinical phenotype and specific mutations, and to apply this data to improved management of the genetic disorder, whether hereditary eye disease or hereditary cancer.

Dr. Green's role in genetic research projects is the complete ascertainment and accurate clinical characterization of the family or families, and archival studies.  She works closely with molecular geneticists and genetic counsellors.  Families participating in the research have benefited from clinical and genetic screening programs developed and implemented based on the research results.

Among the genetic diseases Dr. Green has helped research with hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, hereditary eye disorders, and hereditary breast cancer.  Her current work with hereditary breast cancer research involves education and dissemination of the information to clinicians and consumers to boost acceptance and reduce anxiety due to new advances.  In the last five years Dr. Green has published 17 refereed papers, contributed one book chapter to a collective work, presented 19 abstracts and made 41 invited presentations.
       
Teaching
Responsibilities:
   Winter 2005              Genetics Graduate Course
     
Recent Publications:     Click Here