Molecular Genetic Pathology

Contact:
Dr. Iyare Izevbaye
Assistant Professor,  Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
4B1.21 Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
8440-112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7
Phone: 780-407-8025
Email:  Iyare.Izevbaye@albertahealthservices.ca

The fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of molecular genetic pathology, with a focus in molecular oncology.  A unique rotation schedule will be structured according to the fellow’s needs and objectives, to provide broad or focused exposure to the fields of molecular oncology, molecular genetics, hematopathology, molecular molecular immunology, molecular microbiology, cytogenetics, biochemical genetics and cancer genomics.  The program provides training in clinical application of a broad variety of molecular techniques including DNA and RNA extraction, qualitative and quantitative PCR methods, gel and capillary electrophoresis, sanger and next generation sequencing techniques, fluorescence in situ hybridization, fluorescence microscopy, nanostring technology for genomic profiling etc. The fellowship training emphasizes principles and application of various molecular techniques in the clinical and pathologic context of disease and in accordance with published recommended guidelines on best practice.  The program facilitates the use of various bioinformatics tools to help elucidate and interpret genetic and genomic data. 

External rotations will be available in molecular diagnostic, cytogenetics and biochemical genetics laboratories and medical genetics clinic.  The fellow will be based primarily in the molecular pathology laboratory at the University of Alberta Hospital but will have interactions with all subspecialty groups, affiliated with molecular pathology as outlined in the molecular pathology advisory committee.  The fellow will participate in clinical consultative and teaching activities within the molecular pathology service, primarily supervised by Dr Iyare Izevbaye.  Other participating staff and faculty members will assist in the supervision of the fellow.  The molecular pathology division offers molecular diagnostic services to the clinical oncology practice at the Cross Cancer institute, the hematology and hematopathology division at the UAH, and UAH surgical pathology subspecialties and including lung, gastrointestinal, neuropathology, dermatology, soft tissue and lymphoma services.  We serve as a reference laboratory for the Edmonton Zone and Saskatchewan.  

Detailed program description for download here 

** We are no longer accepting applications for 2017.  Please check back in the summer of 2018 for the next opportunity to apply. **