Clinical and epidemiological studies in neurofibromatosis. Research on best practices to facilitate families’ information access and decision-making re genome-wide sequencing. Out-of-pocket costs to families to raise children with developmental and intellectual challenges.
Bioinformatics, sequence assembly, transcriptomics, gene regulation networks, high throughput informatics for big data. Birol Lab is located at British Columbia Cancer Agency, Genome Sciences Centre.
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.
My laboratory studies include inherited disorders of lipid metabolism, premature cardiovascular disease, and pharmacogenomics. We use human genetics, animal models, and induced pluripotent stem cell models of disease.