Steering Committee Member

After receiving his MD from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Dr. Karsan practiced medicine in rural British Columbia and the Northwest Territories and as a volunteer with Médecins Sans Frontières. He completed his residency in Hematological Pathology at the University of British Columbia followed by a Research Fellowship at the University of Washington. Currently Dr. Karsan is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and Distinguished Scientist at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer. For the past 10 years he served as Medical Director of the Centre for Clinical Genomics at BC Cancer. As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Karsan has two major areas of research interest: 1. Developing and implementing genomic technologies for clinical diagnostics; 2. Translational research in leukemia and other blood cancers to understand how patients become resistant to therapy.

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