Richard T. Pon

Adjunct Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Director

Centre for Health Genomics and Informatics

Director

University Core DNA Services (UCDNA)

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)


Contact information

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Research and teaching

Research Activities

As Director of two large core service facilities, I no longer maintain a personal research program and do not have any graduate students. Instead, through the Centre for Health Genomics and Informatics, I am developing a research infrastructure platform, which will further the Cumming School of Medicine‚Äôs goals in Precision Medicine and provide next-generation sequencing (NGS) support to researchers in the International Microbiome Centre, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the rest of the University of Calgary. Additionally, through UCDNA Services, I run core service laboratories providing automated Sanger DNA sequencing and oligonucleotide synthesis services.

DNA Synthesis laboratory (orders and inquiries): dnalab@ucalgary.ca

Sanger DNA sequencing and next-generation DNA sequencing laboratory (orders and inquiries): dnaseq@ucalgary.ca

Research Personnel:

  • Shelly Wegener, Lab Manager
  • Jene Weatherhead, DNA sequencing coordinator
  • Rachelle Varga, DNA sequencing technician
  • Juli-Ann Kriel, DNA sequencing technician
  • Maria Loskot, DNA sequencing technician
  • Heidi Huettler, DNA sequencing technician

Publications

PubMed