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Ian Wilson

Graduate Student   675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1L3, Canada 

| BCCA | BCCRC | Integrative Oncology | Cancer Genetics | Wan Lam Lab |


Research Interests

My research focuses on the role of epigenomic instability in non-small cell lung cancers. I am currently searching for novel tumour suppressor genes in early-stage lung tumours. Early inactivation of tumour suppressors by DNA hypermethylation is a common phenomenon in many cancer types, and is commonly found in concert with other inactivating alterations such as loss of heterozygosity and sequence alterations. The integration of multiple microarray data types is key to my work. Additionally, I am working with other normal and diseased lung tissues investigating large neighborhoods of epigenetic alteration. 


  • Davies JJ, Wilson IM, Lam WL (2005) Array technologies and their applications to cancer genomes. Chromosome Research 13: 237-48.
  • Wilson IM, Davies JJ, Brown CJ, Weber M, Alvarez CE, MacAulay C, Schübeler D, Lam WL (2006) Epigenomics: mapping the methylome. Cell Cycle 5:155-8.
  • Johns KW, Robinson CE, Wilson IM, Billington EO, Bondy GD, Tildesley HD (2006) Does the albumin:creatinine ratio lack clinical utility in predicting microalbuminuria?. British Columbia Medical Journal; 48(8):335-339.
  • Buys TP, Wilson IM, Coe BP, Lockwood WW, Davies JJ, Chari R, DeLeeuw RJ, Shadeo A, MacAulay C, Lam WL (2007) Key Features of BAC Array Production and Usage, in DNA Microarrays (Schena M, ed.), Scion Publishing, Ltd., Bloxham. Pp. 85-115.
  • Tucker CA, Kapanen AI, Chikh G, Hoffman BG, Kyle AH, Wilson IM, Masin D, Gascoyne RD, Bally M, Klasa RJ (2007) Silencing Bcl-2 in Models of Mantle Cell Lymphoma Correlates with a Loss in Cyclin D1a expression but not CyclinD1b and is Associated with Decreases in NFkappaB, p53, bax and p27 Levels. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; 7: 749-58.
  • Kuo A, Wilson IM, Vucic E, Lee E, Davies JJ, MacAulay C, Brown C, Lam WL (2008) Comparative cancer epigenomics, in Comparative Genomics: Fundamental and Applied Perspectives (Brown JR, ed.), CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Publisher. pp. 261-279.
  • Buys TPH, Wilson IM, Coe BP, Lee EHL, Kennett JY, Lockwood WW, Tsui IFL, Shadeo A, Chari R, Garnis C, Lam WL (2008) Detailed comparisons of cancer genomes, in Comparative Genomics: Fundamental and Applied Perspectives (Brown JR ed.), CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Publisher. pp. 245-259.
  • Chari R, Coe BP, Wedseltoft C, Benetti M, Wilson IM., Vucic EA., MacAulay C, Ng RT, Lam WL (2008) SIGMA2: A system for the integrative genomic multi-dimensional analysis of cancer genomes, epigenomes, and transcriptomes. BMC Bioinformatics 9:422, 1-12.
  • Vucic EA, Wilson IM, Campbell JM, Lam WL (2009) Methylation analysis by DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP). Methods in Molecular Biology: Microarray Analysis of the Physical Genome 556: 141-153.
  • Thu KL*, Vucic EA*, Kennett JY, Heryet C, Brown CJ, Lam WL, Wilson IM (2009) Methylated DNA Immunoprecipitation. Journal of Visualized Experiments 23 pii: 935. [, doi: 10.3791/935] 


| BCCA | BCCRC | Integrative Oncology | Cancer Genetics | Wan Lam Lab |