Christine Tyson did her PhD in molecular cytogenetics at the Medical Research Council Mammalian Genetics Unit in Oxfordshire, England. Following this, she trained as a clinical cytogeneticist at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, England, and then worked as a clinical cytogeneticist for two years in the Oncology Cytogenetics Laboratory at the Christie Hospital, also in Manchester. She later worked at the Bristol Genetics Laboratory for two years as a clinical cytogeneticist. Christine then moved to Vancouver and worked as a postdoc and then as a research associate in Dr Separovic’s molecular cytogenetics research laboratory in the Child and Family Research Institute at Children’s and Women’s Hospital of BC. She left this position to pursue a Canadian College of Medical Geneticists fellowship in cytogenetics at Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC. Since 2008 she has worked as a clinical cytogeneticist in the Cytogenetics Laboratory at Royal Columbian Hospital.