Bretherick, Karla

Bretherick, Karla


Academic Rank(s): Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Laboratory Scientist at Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia

Affiliation(s): BCCH/BCCHRI

Research and Scholarly Interests: Genetics Genomics Proteomics and Related Approaches, Human Development and Aging

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Short Bio

Dr. Bretherick is a Clinical Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and a Molecular Genetics Fellow in the Division of Genome Diagnostics at BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals. She obtained a PhD from the UBC Department of Medical Genetics in 2008 and completed 4 years of postdoctoral training at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. Her current research focuses on clinical validation and implementation of new technologies for use in diagnostic genetic testing.



Academic Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Genome Sciences Centre, Vancouver, 2014
  • PhD Medical Genetics, Univerisity of British Columbia, 2008
  • BSc Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology, University of Calgary, 2000

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Research Interest

My research involves investigating new technologies for use in clinical genetic testing. I am also interested in identifying novel genetic variants in families with rare diseases.

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