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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.

Awards

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.

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Appointment

Senior Fellow Genetic Networks

Institution

University of TorontoDonnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research

Education

PhD (Molecular and Medical Genetics) University of Toronto

Country

Canada

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