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Terry-Lynn Young

Discipline of Genetics
Ph.D. Memorial

Associate Professor, Discipline of Genetics

Faculty of Medicine, H5315C
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL Canada,  A1B 3V6

Phone: (709) 777- 6100; Fax: (709) 777- 7497

tlyoung@mun.ca


Research Interests:   Breast and Ovarian Cancer, Genetics of deafness and hearing loss, genetic epidemiology of pediatric epilepsy, genetic epidemiology of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), Bardet–Biedl Syndrome, hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer, gene finding and finding mutations.
   
Education:  
2000-2003
2000   
Postdoctoral Fellow, Genomic Medicine, University of Washington, Dr. Mary Claire-King, Supervisor
Diploma, Graduate Student Teaching Program,
Memorial University
2000 Ph.D Medical Genetics, Memorial University
Dr. Willie Davidson, Supervisor
1989 M.Sc Biology, Memorial University
Dr. Roger Gordon, Supervisor
1983 B.Sc (Honours), Biology, Memorial University
Dr. Roger Gordon, Supervisor
   
Professional Experience:  
2009

2003-2009 
Associate Professor, Discipline of Genetics,
Faculty of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Discipline of Genetics,
Faculty of Medicine
1997-99 Laboratory Instructor, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University
1987-94 Research Assistant, Faculty of Medicine,
Memorial University
1981-83 Science Technician, Department of Biology,
Memorial University
 
Teaching Responsibilities    Medical Students:   Genetics
 Graduate Students:  Gene discovery, Genetics, Genomics 

Recent Publications:
 

  
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Research:  

The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Interdisciplinary
Research in Human Genetics
Funding Agency:  Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
Duration:   2008 -

Atlantic Medical Genetics/Genomics Initiative (AMGGI)
Funding Agency:  Genome Canada
Duration:   2006 - 2010

Genetics of deafness and hearing loss in the Newfoundland population,
Funding Agency: CIHR/Regional Partnership Program New 
                           Investigator Award,
Duration:   2004 - 2009

A state-of-the-art gene discovery research laboratory for Newfoundland and Labrador
Funding Agency: Canadian Foundation for Innovation,
Duration:  2004 - 2006

Genetics of breast cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador,
Funding Agency: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Atlantic Chapter)
Duration:  2004 - 2006

The clinical and genetic epidemiology of pediatric epilepsy in Newfoundland and Labrador
Funding Agency: Janeway Research Advisory Committee

Molecular characterization of children with hearing impairment in Newfoundland and Labrador,
Funding Agency: Janeway Research Advisory Committee

Genetics of deafness and hearing loss in the Newfoundland population
Funding Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Duration:  2004 - 2007

Molecular characterization of familial breast and ovarian cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador
Funding Agency:  Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation
Duration: 2003 -

Predictive genetic testing for Newfoundland and Labrador families with known mutations in the breast cancer-susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2
Funding Agency: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Atlantic Chapter)
Duration:  2003 – present