Genetics and epigenetics of human reproduction. Environmental effects on genes affecting placental function and fetal development. Epigenomics related to preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, birth defects and early child development.
Dr. Sadovnick’s current research focuses on multiple sclerosis with particular emphasis on reproduction and child/maternal health. She is also involved in family-based genetic studies and early onset familial Alzheimer’s disease.
Gene-based therapies for diseases of the brain and eye, cell-type specific MiniPomoters for rAAV delivery of gene augmentation and genome editing (CRISPR/cas9) therapies to cure mouse models of the human disease.
Studying inherited human disorders to understand human development, behaviour, physiology and degeneration. Emphasis on neurological, neuromuscular, and psychiatric diseases. The objective is to improve patient care.
Genetics of human cancer susceptibility, particularly lymphoma, and genetics of healthy aging and longevity. Family and population-based genetics studies. We use techniques such as genotyping and exome and whole genome sequencing.
Mammalian development, Transcriptional regulation and epigenetics, Hepatocyte differentiation, Heart valve formation, Signal transduction, Transgenic/knockout mice, Whole genome profiling