Dr. Scherer is Senior Scientist in the Department Genetics and Genomic Biology at SickKids Hospital, and Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto in Canada, where he received a Ph.D. in genetics in 1995. He has received numerous awards including the Scholarship of the Medical Research Council of Canada (1998); the Canadian Foundation for Innovation Researcher Award (1998); the Premiers Research Excellence Award (1999); Canadas Top 40 Under 40 Award for Contributions to Society (2000); an honorary degree from the University of Windsor, Ontario (2001); the Canadian Institutes of Advanced Research Explorer Award (2002); the Genetics Society of Canada Gold Medal (2002); an investigator fellowship of the Canadian Health Research Institute (2003); and the Steacie Prize in the Natural Sciences (2004).
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUMMARY:
Stephen Scherer's group uses experimental and computational genomic approaches to understand the structure and function of the human genome, with special emphasis on structural variation along chromosomes as well as the molecular genetics of autism.
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