Jason Berman (Alumni) - Dalhousie University
|Award Type:||Centre Leader|
Dr. Jason Berman is Associate Chair, Research, Department of Pediatrics, and Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology at Dalhousie University. He oversees the pediatric leukemia program for the Maritimes and chairs an international clinical trial for children with Down syndrome and myeloid leukemia. He is internationally recognized for pioneering research using zebrafish to study childhood cancers and rare inherited diseases. His laboratory is the Atlantic node of the Centre for Drug Research and Development and a national hub for zebrafish modeling of orphan diseases. He is co-chair of the C17 Childhood Cancer Network Developmental Therapeutics Committee and Director of the Clinician Investigator Program and Medical Research Graduate Program at Dalhousie. He is president-elect of the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation and a founding member of the Canadian Rare Disease Models and Mechanisms Network.