Faculty A-Z

Ban Younghusband

Professor, Discipline of Genetics Professor, Discipline of Genetics B.Sc., M.Sc. Carleton, Ph.D. ANU


Phone: (709)777-8856; Fax: (709)777-7497


Faculty of Medicine Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John’s, NL Canada, A1B 3V6

Research Interests Research Interests: gene finding, mutation finding, colorectal cancer, modifying genes, genotype/phenotype studies, genetic epidemiology.
Education B.Sc., M.Sc. Carleton University, Ottawa
Ph.D. Australian National University
Professional Experience
2008 Professor, Discipline of Genetics, MUN
1984-1985 MRC Visiting Professor, Department of Biochemistry
1982-2008 Associate Professor, Discipline of Genetics
Faculty of Medicine
1978-1982 Assistant Professor, Division of Basic Medical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
1974-1978 Research Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra
1972-1974 Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin,
Research My lab has a number of projects in a large, collaborative study on colorectal cancer (CRC): we are identifying the genes and the specific mutations responsible for hereditary CRC in Newfoundland families, we are looking for genes involved in modifying the expression of mismatch repair gene mutations and we are developing a molecular profile of hereditary CRC.