Academic Rank:
Clinical Professor, UBC
Division Head, Laboratory Genetics, BC Children’s & BC Women’s Hospitals
Affiliation(s):
Short Bio:

Dr Nelson completed her PhD (1998) in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. She then completed a research post-doctoral fellowship and was a Research Associate until 2002, and completed a clinical molecular geneticist fellowship in 2004. She has been a clinical faculty member of the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine since 2002.

Dr Nelson is a clinical Molecular Geneticist and Acting Director of the provincial Molecular Genetics Laboratory, and is Acting Division Head of Laboratory Genetics in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital. She is very actively involved in teaching residents, clinical fellows, and genetic counselling students, is a past Chair of the Canadian College of Medical Genetics Education, Ethics, and Public Policy committee, and participates in a variety of clinical research focusing on both the elucidation of underlying molecular mechanism of disease, and on validation of new technologies and assays for use in the clinical laboratory.

Academic background

  • BSc Biology, specialty: Genetics, University of British Columbia. 1993
  • PhD Medical Genetics. University of British Columbia. 1998
  • FCCMG Molecular Genetics, University of British Columbia. 2004

Research Interest

  • Molecular genetics and
  • Prenatal diagnoses

Summary

Dr. Nelson participates in a variety of clinical research focusing on both the discovery of underlying molecular mechanism of disease and on validation of new technologies and assays for use in the clinical molecular genetics laboratory.

Teaching Interest

  • Organizes the MGL rotation