Christian R. Marshall, PhD, FACMG, FCCMG
Associate Director, Genome Diagnostics, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Christian Marshall completed his undergraduate and graduate training at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Following completion of his Ph.D. in 2005, he undertook a postdoctoral fellowship in genetics and genome biology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). This work focused on copy number variation analysis for discovery of genes involved in risk for developing autism. From 2009-13, Dr. Marshall was a research associate in genetics and genome biology at SickKids, where he evaluated new genomic technologies and applied them in disease gene discovery across neurodevelopmental disorders. Since 2013, he has held the position of Associate Director, Division of Genome Diagnostics, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) at SickKids, and became an Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto in 2015. Between 2014-2018, he completed advanced specialty training in clinical molecular genetics, and was certified as a Diplomat, American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (2017), and as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (2018) and the American College of Medical Genetics (2018). Dr. Marshall’s current research focuses on the application of new sequencing technologies for identification of human genome variation and its relation to disease. As a principal investigator for the Centre for Genetic Medicine’s Genome Clinic, he is exploring the diagnostic utility of whole genome sequencing (WGS) in pediatric medicine and the translation of the technology into clinical diagnostics.
Dr. Marshall served as the first Chair of the Medical Genome Initiative (2018-2020).
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