Tyson, Christine


Tyson, Christine


Academic Ranks(s):

Clinical Professor, UBC, Clinical Molecular Geneticist and Clinical Cytogeneticist, BCCH




Christine Tyson did her PhD in molecular cytogenetics at the Medical Research Council Mammalian Genetics Unit in Oxfordshire, UK. Following this, she completed her training as a clinical cytogeneticist at St Mary’s Hospital, and then worked as a clinical cytogeneticist in the Oncology Cytogenetics Laboratory at the Christie Hospital, in Manchester, UK. She later worked at the Bristol Genetics Laboratory as a clinical cytogeneticist, before moving to Vancouver to take up a research associate position in Dr Rajcan-Separovic’s laboratory in the Child and Family Research Institute at Children’s and Women’s Hospital. After leaving this position to pursue a Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) fellowship in cytogenetics at Children’s and Women’s Hospital, she went on to work as a clinical cytogeneticist at Royal Columbian Hospital. In 2018 she completed her CCMG molecular genetics fellowship and now works as a Clinical Molecular Geneticist and Cytogeneticist in the Division of Genome Diagnostics, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.


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Research Interest

  • Brain, Behaviour & Development
  • Genetic Research
  • Disabilities

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