Dr. Richard Wintle
Dr. Wintle, PhD, trained in Molecular and Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto, studying the genomic organization of the immunoglobulin heavy chain gene cluster. His postdoctoral training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto) was on the subject of dopamine signaling in the nervous system of the nematode C. elegans. He then worked in a scientific operations role with two related biotechnology companies, managing research programs focused on the genetics of complex inflammatory diseases, and high-throughput genotyping services. He has also worked as a consultant to various government agencies, biotech/pharma companies, and life sciences market research and venture capital firms. Since January of 2006, he has been Assistant Director of The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, a facility providing comprehensive genomics services to thousands of investigators worldwide. Currently, his research interests focus on structural variation of the human genome, and the genetics and genomics of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Areas of Focus
Structural variation of human genome, and the genetics and genomics of neurodevelopmental disorder