About Dr. Garnis

Born in Montreal but raised in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Dr. Garnis completed her undergraduate training at the University of British Columbia in 2000. She immediately began her graduate studies with Dr. Wan Lam at the BC Cancer Research Centre, her work focusing primarily on genomic alterations in oral and lung malignancies. Upon completion of her PhD in 2005, Dr. Garnis moved to Boston to undertake post-doctoral research at MIT with Dr. Phil Sharp (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1993). Her work in Boston was primarily focused on understanding molecular mechanisms of alternative splicing. During this time, Dr. Garnis was generously supported by a Life Science Research Foundation Fellowship. Recently, Dr. Garnis returned to Vancouver where she is currently an Assistant Professor with the Division of Otolaryngology in UBC Faculty of Medicine.