Liam Brunham

Assistant Professor

Research Classification

Genetic Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lipid Disorders
Stem Cells and Organogenesis

Relevant Degree Programs


Research Methodology

Next generation sequencing
Genome editing
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Genome wide association studies
clinical trials


Master's students
Doctoral students
Postdoctoral Fellows
Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Any time / year round

1. SAVE BC ( us a provincial study of families with extremely premature cardiovascular disease, aimed at identifying molecular causes of this condition and reducing the burden of premature cardiovascular disease.

2. Pharmacogenomics of adverse drug reactions. We are using human stem cells to study the pharmacogenetic mechanisms of specific adverse drug reactions. This work will lead to new approaches to identify patients at risk of suffering from adverse drug reactions, and the development of safer, more effective medications.

3. Inherited dyslipidemias. We have one of the largest and most established registries in Canada of patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia, a common cause of premature CVD which is under-recognized and under-treated. We are investigating the use of genetic testing to improve the diagnosis of patients with this condition, and understand the determinants of cardiovascular disease risk in these patients.

I support public scholarship, e.g. through the Public Scholars Initiative, and am available to supervise students and Postdocs interested in collaborating with external partners as part of their research.
I support experiential learning experiences, such as internships and work placements, for my graduate students and Postdocs.
I am open to hosting Visiting International Research Students (non-degree, up to 12 months).
I am interested in hiring Co-op students for research placements.

Membership Status

Member of G+PS

Program Affiliations


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