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Payal Sipahimalani
Research Assistant

office phone: 604-827-4216
fax: 604-822-6041

Research interests:
  • Functional genomics
  • High-throughput techniques

    I joined the Hallam lab in the spring of 2010. I have been fortunate in the past to be involved in a wide variety of research projects ranging from SNP discovery in non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients to assaying yeast mutants for synthetic growth defects. I currently work on the development of high-throughput screening strategies for metagenomic libraries with Marcus Taupp.

2003-2006 M.Sc. Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
1999-2003 B.Sc. (Honors) Biology, Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Work Experience:  
2010-present Hallam laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia
2007-2010 Hieter laboratory, Michael Smith Labs, University of British Columbia
2006-2007 Brooks-Wilson laboratory, Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
Ng CH; Janoo-Gilani R; Sipahimalani P; Gallagher RP; Gascoyne RD; Connors JM; Weber JP; Lai AS; Leach S; Le ND; Brooks-Wilson AR; Spinelli JJ. Interaction between organochlorines and the AHR gene, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Jan 21(1):11-22.
Sipahimalani, P; Spinelli, J; MacArthur, A; Lai, A; Leach, S; Janoo-Gilani, R; Palmquist, D; Connors, J; Gascoyne, R; Gallagher, R; Brooks-Wilson. A systematic evaluation of the ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene does not show an association with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. International Journal of Cancer. 2007 Nov 1;121(9):1967-75.
Novik, K; Spinelli, J; MacArthur, A; Shumansky, K; Sipahimalani, P; Leach, S; Lai, A; Connors, J; Gascoyne, R; Gallagher, R; Brooks-Wilson, A. Genetic Variation in H2AFX Contributes to Risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. 2007 Jun;16(6):1098-106.

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