I am a Professor in the Depts. of Oncology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics, University of Calgary. I received my BSc and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Guelph and Queens University respectively and postdoc’d in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Capecchi. I am an entrepreneurial scientist and Director of Alberta’s Provincial Genome Engineering Centre. My research program revolves around the derivation, expansion, differentiation and genetic manipulation of mouse and human pluripotent stem cells. I teach biotechnology business and professional development in the Cumming School of Medicine and am a Director of the Alberta Council of Technologies.