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Dr. Peter Watson, MB BChir FRCPC



Senior Scientist, DRC-BCCA

Director, Tumour Tissue Repository, BCCA Professor and Staff Pathologist, UBC-BCCA Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UVic Director, Office of Biobank Education and Research, Path-UBC


Lab members

  • Postdoctoral fellows:

  • Research Assistants:  Simon Dee, Jodi LeBlanc & Shelia O'Donoghue


Tel       250-519-5700
Fax      250-519-2009



Research Interests

Dr. Peter H. Watson is a Professor in the Department of Pathology, BC Cancer Agency and the University of British Columbia and he is currently director of both the BCCA Tumour Tissue Repository and the UBC Pathology Office of Biobank Education and Research.


Dr. Watson combines a clinical practice as a breast pathologist with a research interest in the molecular pathology of solid tumors and in the development of biobank resources for health research. His laboratory made early contributions to approaches and application of molecular technologies to tissues and the program currently focuses specifically on the biology of biomarkers of risk of early breast tumour progression and biomarkers of response to endocrine therapies.

In addition to directing or co-directing the BC Cancer Agency's Tumour Tissue Repository Program  Program and the Manitoba Breast Tumour Bank , he leads or co-leads provincial and national efforts to foster tumour bank and other biobank resources for translational research including the BC BioLibrary Platform, the UBC Pathology Office of Biobank Education and Research OBER , and the Canadian Tumour Repository Network CTRNet .


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