Fjell, Chris

Fjell, Chris

PhD (Experimental Medicine)

Academic Rank(s): Clinical Instructor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Senior Clinical Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control, Public Health Lab/Provincial Health Services Authority

Affiliation(s): BC Centre for Disease Control

Research and Scholarly Interests: Informatics

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Short Bio

I grew up in the Vancouver area with initial training in Engineering and Physics (BASc, MSc) and career in control systems for heavy industry, before joining the BC Genome Sciences Centre and then a PhD in Experimental Medicine at UBC (Division of Infectious Disease). My post-doctoral work was at UBC Microbiology and Immunology, and UBC Critical Care Medicine (Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St Paul’s Hospital). Currently I am a senior clinical scientist at the BC Centre for Disease Control where my focus is on data science, with research interests in methods for pathogen identification using clinical metagenomics and mass spectrometry. When I am not at work, I love cooking, reading, gaming, and lavishing attention on pets and family.



Academic Background

  • PhD, Experimental Medicine Program. 2009
  • UBC Certificate in Software Engineering, January 2003
  • Master of Science in Physics (medical biophysics) from the University of BC, November 1995.

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