Galen Wright


  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Brain, Behavior and Development


Current Positions

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Principal Investigator, Neuroscience Research Program, Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & amp; Medical Genetics (nil appointment)
Canada Research Chair in Neurogenomics


Postdoctoral research fellow / Research associate, University of British Columbia
Postdoctoral research fellow, South African National Bioinformatics Institute
Ph.D. (Genetics), Stellenbosch University
B.Sc. Honours (Genetics), Stellenbosch University
B.Sc. (Biotechnology), Stellenbosch University

Research Focus

My lab focuses on using genomics to study DNA repair in the brain during development and later in life, as well as employing precision medicine approaches in neurological disorders. The results of these computational analyses are then used to inform downstream functional validation experiments, including gene editing work in human stem cells.

Research Interests

- Genomics
- Bioinformatics
- Precision Medicine
- Neurological disorders
- Rare Disorders
- Rett syndrome