Philip Awadalla , Ph.D.
    Philip Awadalla
    Research Axis
    Immune Disorders and Cancer
    Research Theme
    Inflammatory and immune diseases: pathophysiological mechanisms and therapeutic approaches
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    • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Université de Montréal, 2007
    • Scientific Advisor, CARTaGENE, 2015
    • Scientific Director, 2010-2015


    • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Davis, USA, 2001-2004.
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2000-2001.
    • PhD, University of Edinburgh, 1997-2000.
    • MSc, University of Toronto, 1994-1996.

    Research Interests

    • Medical Population Genomics of Humans and Other Model Systems
      • Integrating development of next-generation applications for genome-wide sequencing of population data from humans and related pathogens with statistical methods. Goals are to identify key genomic regions associated with immunityt-related disease, adaptation and/or speciation. Understand basic deterministic and stochastic processes associated with variation in humans and in pediatric or neurologic disease cohorts.
    • Medical Genomic Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
      • Large cohort studies of clinically relevant quantitative traits CARTaGENE. Systems biology approach to identifying critical genomic networks associated with chronic disease.
    • Computational genomics
      • Development of statistical models and computational approaches to making genomic inferences from population and comparative data. Emphasis is placed on probabilistic methods for inferring fitness consequences of mutations, demographic inferences, and gene mapping.
    • Evolutionary and Functional Genomics of Humans and Disease
      • Genome-wide resequencing, genotyping and expression assays from humans, humans infected with malaria, and malaria sampled globally with an emphasis on African and Asian populations. A population systems biology approach to identifying key genes and gene networks associated with infection and resistance in both the host and pathogen.

    Awards and Distinctions

    • 2012 Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award, Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI) 2012
    • Genome Quebec Award in Medical and Population Genomics, 2010-2015.
    • Junior 1 Research Scholar, FRSQ, 2008-2011.
    • Faculty Research Award, Sigma Xi, North Carolina State University, USA, 2007.
    • Travelling Scholar, Wellcome Trust, 2001-2004.
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2001.
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Killam Trust, 2000

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