Christopher Pearson, Ph.D.


Hospital for Sick Children, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning, Rm. 14-9714, 
686 Bay St.
Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

Phone #: 416-813-8256


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DNA repeat instability


Postdoctoral Fellow:  Texas Medical Center
Ph.D.:  McGill University
B.Sc. (Hon):  Concordia University

Fields of Interest:

  • Genetic Models of Development and Disease
  • Molecular Medicine and Human Genetics

Research Interests:

Understand DNA repeat instability; the cause of >40 diseases including Huntington's disease, muscular dystrophy & amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Use molecular, stem cell, transgenic mouse models and human tissues to understand and modulate this mutation for clinical benefit.
Focus on DNA repair, replication & epigenetics.
Identify therapeutic targets and preclinical therapeutic drugs.


Currently Accepting Graduate Students