Tamra Werbowetski-Ogilvie


  • Accepting Students: No
  • Research Category: Childhood Diseases


Current Positions

Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba
Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Affiliate Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


PhD, Brain Tumour Research Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (2006)
Bachelor of Science in Biology (Honours), University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (2000)

Research Focus

Dr. Werbowetski-Ogilvie’s research program is entirely dedicated to the study of the pediatric brain tumor, medulloblastoma, the most common malignant primary brain tumor in children. Her lab characterizes the molecular programs that contribute to medulloblastoma pathogenesis, with a focus on genes that regulate cell fate decisions.

Research Interests

Stem cell biology
Pediatric brain tumors
Cancer stem cells
Self-renewal and neural differentiation