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Simon Fraser University, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB)

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Dr. David Leonard Baillie

Canadian Research Chair in Genomics

David Baillie

B.Sc., University of British Columbia
M.Sc., University of British Columbia
Ph.D., University of Connecticut


He is currently a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, at Simon Fraser University, Canadian Research Chair in Genomics, an Honorary Associate Professor of the Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia .


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Dr. Baillie received his BSc in Zoology from the University of British Columbia (1966). He did a Master's degree with Dr. David Suzuki in Genetics at the same University (1967). He received a Doctorate in Genetics from the University of Connecticut in the laboratory of Dr. Art Chovnick (1971). In 1971 he started his post-doctoral training with Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner at the MRC in Hills Road, Cambridge. He left Cambridge to take up a position in the Department of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada in 1974.

He is a member of the Canadian Genetics Society, the American Genetics Society and the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies.  He has been awarded the Genetics Society of Canada's "Award of Excellence", as well as a "Medal of Merit" from the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, International Society for Heart Research.

Current Baillie Laboratory Research Projects


The distribution and role of lethals (essential genes) in the C. elegans genome 

- NSERC funded.


C. elegans Gene Expression Project (completed in 2006)

-   Members investigating C. elegans gene expression using promoter::GFP fusions and serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE).


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