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Discipline of Genetics

Mission Statement: Improving the health of individuals, families and communities through genetic discovery and education.
July 4, 2014
Dr. Terry-Lynn Young, an associate professor in Discipline of Genetics, is one of three Canadian women appointed on June 26 to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The appointments are for three-year terms.
June 11, 2014
Asan Haja Mohideen and Ashar Pirzada have completed their M.Sc. (human genetics) and convocated in May 2014.
June 4, 2014
Lydia Annabel Dan, a master’s student in the Discipline of Genetics supervised by Dr. Sevtap Savas, made a poster presentation at the third annual Canadian Human and Statistical Genetics meeting on May 4 in Victoria B.C.
May 28, 2014
 Dr. Mohammed Uddin, a graduate student alumnus of the Genetics Program in the Faculty of Medicine, is the lead author of the paper titled Brain-expressed exons under purifying selection are enriched for de novo mutations in autism spectrum disorder, published online in the May 25, 2014 issue of the prestigious journal Nature Genetics.
May 26, 2014
Salem Werdyani, a second-year M.Sc. student in the Human Genetics Program, is the winner of the inaugural Medical Graduate Student Society (MGSS) Travel Award in Medicine, valued at $500. He was ranked first by three of the four judges for this award.

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