Dr. Marco Marra joins the Michael Smith Laboratories

Renowned genome scientist and cancer researcher Dr. Marco Marra joins the MSL as a Professor, cross appointed with UBC’s Department of Medical Genetics and holding a Canada Research Chair in Genome Science. Using a combination of bioinformatics, genomics, genetics and cell biology, the Marra lab reveals key insights about cancer cell vulnerabilities, with the intention of exploiting them to improve treatment outcomes for cancer patients. Dr. Marra’s research has also contributed to the Human Genome Project, the sequencing of the SARS coronavirus genome, and the application of whole genome analyses for personalized cancer medicine.