IG Institute Advisory Board

The Institute of Genetics' (IG) Advisory Board includes a diverse group of national and international representatives of the public, private and non-profit sectors, including the research community and health practitioners. The Institute Advisory Board (IAB) provides support and guidance to our Scientific Director and CIHR's Governing Council with respect to the full range of Institute activities.

For more information about the IABs, please consult CIHR's Institute Advisory Boards page.


(as of September 2014)

Geoff Hicks (Interim Chair)
University of Manitoba

Kym Boycott, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), FCCMG
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine
Investigator, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
University of Ottawa

William Crosby
Professor of Biological Sciences,
University of Windsor

Anne-Claude Gingras, PhD
Senior Investigator
Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto)
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto

David K Lee
Office of Legislative and Regulatory Modernization
Health Canada

Helen McNeill, PhD
Senior Investigator
Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto)
Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto

Beth Potter, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine
Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
University of Ottawa

Vardit Ravitsky
Associate Professor
Bioethics Programs
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
School of Public Health
University of Montreal
Director, Ethics and Health Branch
Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ)

James McGill Professor
McGill University-Montreal Children's Hospital

Jacquetta Trasler, MD, PhD
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
McGill University

Durhane Wong-Rieger, PhD
Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders

Christopher Yip, PhD
The Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Department of Biochemistry
University of Toronto

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