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Cristina Dias

Inactive

Pathway: C-STAR

Biography

Cristina Dias is a clinical geneticist graduated from the University of Porto, Portugal. She completed her residency training in Medical Genetics at the Centro de Genética Médica Dr Jacinto Magalhães in 2009 and received her certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2011. A Toronto native, she returned to Canada to pursue training as a clinician scientist in the field of rare diseases, in Vancouver at BC Children’s Hospital and the Child and Family Research Institute. Her research interests include intellectual disability, childhood neurodegeneration and neuromuscular disorders. To further bridge basic research and clinical medicine Cristina is currently enrolled in the PhD program in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on using new genomic technologies as a tool to understand rare disorders. Cristina’s major goal as a clinician scientist is to improve patient care through translational research, combining clinical observation, gene identification, and characterization of new biological pathways.

Award type: Doctoral

Discipline: Medicine

Centre: University of British Columbia

Supervisors / Mentors: Dr.J. Friedman

Project Title: Using new genomic tools to understand childhood neurodegeneration

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