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Jason Moffat Geneticist

Jason Moffat’s research group works to develop and apply new technologies to interpret gene function and understand molecular mechanisms that relate to disease. More specifically, his group uses imaging technologies and lentiviral RNAi to understand how different growth signaling pathways contribute to cancer metabolism.


Canada Research Chair in Functional Genomics of Cancer, 2012.

Relevant Publications

A.E. Carpenter et al, "CellProfiler: image analysis software for identifying and quantifying cell phenotypes," Genome Biol. vol. 7, no. 10, pp. R100, Oct. 2006.



Senior Fellow Genetic Networks


University of TorontoDonnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research


PhD (Molecular and Medical Genetics) University of Toronto



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