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Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson, Ph.D.

Tel: 604-675-8153

Fax: 604-675-8178

Research Role:

  • Head, Cancer Genetics, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
  • Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
  •  Senior Scientist, BC Cancer Research Centre, BC Cancer Agency
  • Member, Cancer Control Research Unit, BC Cancer Agency

    Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson is Head of the Cancer Genetics group at the Genome Sciences Centre. Previously, while working at Sequana Therapeutics / Axys Pharmaceuticals in San Diego, she investigated the genetics of asthma in DNA samples from the occupants of the remote volcanic island of Tristan da Cunha. She then returned to Canada to lead a genetics team at Xenon Genetics, a Vancouver biotech company, and identify the gene responsible for Tangier disease and Familial Hypoalphaliporoteinemia, or low levels of HDL. In 2001 she moved from biotech to academia by joining the Genome Sciences Centre. Her current work focuses on susceptibility to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and genetic influences on healthy aging. She also serves on the Ethics Advisory Board of Genome BC and a member of the CIHR Institute of Cancer Research Institute Advisory Board.


    For more information please visit Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson's GSC personnel page.