Mark Lathrop

Academic title(s): 

Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Scientific Director, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Institute of Genomic Medicine

Mark Lathrop
Contact Information

740 Dr Penfield Ave, Room 6105
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3A 0G1

Email address: 
mark.lathrop [at]
directoradmin.genome [at]
(514) 398-6583
Human Genetics
McGill Genome Centre
Bioinformatics and Genomics
Current research: 

Prof. Lathrop was a major contributor to the first- and second-generation genetic maps (based respectively on RFLP and microsatellite markers), used to develop molecular and bioinformatics tools to assist with the discovery of genes responsible for many Mendelian diseases. He has also made major contributions to genetic approaches for the study of models of human disease in other mammalian species. His present scientific studies focus on using genetic and other high-throughput genomic approaches to identify DNA variants that predispose people to common diseases, particularly, lung cancer, asthma and cardiovascular disease, and to understand the effects of these in a biological and public health context.

Selected publications: 
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