Brian M. Gilfix


Brian Gilfix Brian M. Gilfix, MDCM, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Member, Department of Human Genetics
Member, Division of Experimental Medicine

Program Director For Residency training in Medical Biochemistry
McGill University Health Centre

1001 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, QC H4A 3J1

Tel: 514-934-1934 ext. 34410

brian.gilfix [at]


Biographical Sketch

BSc (Honours) in Microbiology, U. of Manitoba1975; PhD in Biochemistry, U. of Western Ontario 1982; MDCM, McGill U. 1988; Specialty Training in Medical Biochemistry, McGill U, 1993.


Molecular diagnostics, HPLC, homocysteine, alpha1-antitrypsin, porphyria

Research or Clinical Activities

My research activities are centred on the development of analytical techniques in HPLC and molecular diagnostics. My clinical activities are centred on lipid abnormalities and selected inherited disorders (homocystinuria, porphyria, alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency).

Selected Recent Publications

Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation: A Pipeline to Treatment? Gilfix BM. Hum Mutat. 2017 Feb;38(2):127. doi: 10.1002/humu.23156. No abstract available. PMID: 28073185

The Importance of Assessment of Function in the Era of In Silico Analysis. Gilfix BM. Hum Mutat. 2016 Nov;37(11):1119. doi: 10.1002/humu.23126. No abstract available. PMID: 27737503

Somatic overgrowth associated with homozygous mutations in both MAN1B1 and SEC23A. Gupta S, Fahiminiya S, Wang T, Dempsey Nunez L, Rosenblatt DS, Gibson WT, Gilfix B, Bergeron JJ, Jerome-Majewska LA. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2016 May;2(3):a000737. doi: 10.1101/mcs.a000737. PMID: 27148587

Review of the effect of intravenous lipid emulsion on laboratory analyses. Grunbaum AM, Gilfix BM, Hoffman RS, Lavergne V, Morris M, Miller-Nesbitt A, Gosselin S.  Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2016;54(2):92-102. doi: 10.3109/15563650.2015.1115515. Review. PMID: 26623668

PubMed Publications – B. Gilfix


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