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Ewan Gibb, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow   675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1L3, Canada 

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, BC Cancer Agency and University of British Columbia
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Western Ontario, 2010
  • M.Sc. Medical Microbiology, Health Canada, University of Manitoba, 2005
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology, University of Manitoba, 2003

Awards and Scholarships

  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2011-2013
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship, 2011-2013
  • Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Visiting Speaker Fund, 2009
  • Schulich Graduate Scholarship, University of Western Ontario 2007–2010
  • Western Graduate Research Scholarship, 2006-2007
  • Alan Ronald Medical Microbiology Studentship, 2004-2005
  • NIH-National Institute of Aging Keystone Symposia Scholarship, 2005
  • Manitoba Medical Foundation Award, 2005

Research Interests

  • Non-coding RNA
  • Lung cancer  


  • Gibb EA, Vucic EA, Enfield KSS, Stewart GL, Kennitt JY, Becker-Santos DD, Lonergan KM, MacAulay CE, Lam S, Brown CJ and Lam WL. (2011) Human cancer long non-coding RNA transcriptomes. PLoS ONE Accepted.
  • Gibb EA, Enfield KSS, Stewart GL, Lonergan KM, Chari R, Ng RT, Zhang L, MacAulay CE, Rosin MP, and Lam WL. (2011) Long non-coding RNAs are expressed in oral mucosa and altered in oral premalignant lesions. Oral Oncology doi:10.1016/j.oraloncology.2011.07.008.
  • Gibb EA, Brown CJ, and Lam WL (2011)  The functional role of long non-coding RNA in human carcinomas.  Molecular Cancer 10:38. doi:10. Highly accessed.

  • Gibb EA, Enfield KSS, Tsui IFL, Chari R, Lam, S, Alvarez CE, Lam WL (2011) Deciphering squamous cell carcinoma using multi-dimensional genomic approaches. Journal of Skin Cancer 2011: 1-16. 
  • Edgell DR, Gibb EA, and Belfort M.  (2010)  Mobile DNA elements in T4 and related phages. Virology Journal 7:290, 1-15.
  • Gibb EA and Edgell DR.  (2010) Better late than early: Delayed translation of intron-encoded endonuclease I-TevI is necessary for efficient splicing of its host group I intron.  Molecular Microbiology  78: 35-46.  (See also Microcommentary (2010)  Social networking between mobile introns and host genes.  Molecular Microbiology  78: 1-4.)
  • Monteiro-Vitorello CB, Hausner G, Searles DB, Gibb EA, Fulbright DW, Bertrand H. (2009) The Cryphonectria parasitica mitochondrial rns gene: Plasmid-like elements, introns and homing endonucleases. Fungal Genetics Biology 46:837-48
  • Gibb EA and Edgell DR.  (2009)  An RNA hairpin sequesters the ribosomal binding site of homing endonuclease mobE gene.  Journal of Bacteriology 191:2409-13.
  • Gibb EA and Edgell DR.  (2007)  Multiple controls regulate the expression of mobE, an HNH homing endonuclease embedded within a ribonucleotide reductase gene of phage Aeh1.  Journal of Bacteriology 189:4648-61
  • Friedrich NC, Torrents E, Gibb EA, Sahlin M, Sjöberg B-M, and Edgell DR.  (2007)  Insertion of a homing endonuclease creates a genes-in-pieces ribonucleotide reductase that retains function. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104:6176-81
  • Hausner G, Iranpour M, Kim J-J, Breuil C, Davis CN, Gibb EA, Reid J, Loewen PC, and Hopkin AA.  (2005)  Fungi vectored by the introduced bark beetle Tomicus piniperda in Ontario, Canada and comments on the taxonomy of Leptographium lundbergii, L. terebrantis, L. truncatum and L. wingfieldiiCanadian Journal of Botany  83:1222-37
  • Gibb EA and Hausner G.  (2005)  Optional mitochondrial introns and evidence for a homing endonuclease gene in the mtDNA rnl gene in Ophiostoma ulmi sensu lato.   Mycological Research 109: 1112-26
  • Piercey-Normore MD, Hausner G, and Gibb EA.  (2004)   Group I intron-like insertions in SSU rDNA of Cladonia gracilis and C. rangiferinaThe Lichenologist 36: 365-80
  • Gibb EA and Hausner G.  (2003)  A group I intron-like sequence in the nuclear SSU gene of the ophiostomatoid fungus Gondwanamyces proteaeMycological Research 107: 1442-50



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