Ian Scott

Molecular Genetics


SickKids - Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street, 15-9709, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 0A4
Research Interests
Bioinformatics and computational biology, Cardiovascular research, Developmental biology, Functional genomics and systems biology, Gene regulation and expression, Non-coding DNA and RNA, Imaging and microscopy, Protein-protein, DNA-protein, and RNA-protein interactions, Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, Single cell and spatial biology, Stem cell biology, Zebrafish

We are interested in uncovering the molecular and cellular events that govern embryonic heart development and adult heart regeneration and applying these discoveries to methods to repair the damaged human heart. To achieve these goals, we employ both developmental biology- and genomics-based approaches to find the key genes and enhancers that regulate heart development, and then study their function in vivo using the zebrafish model system. A specific interest is in deciphering conserved (to human) gene regulatory networks that are affected in human congenital heart disease.

Courses taught

  • MGY350 - Model Organisms To Disease


  • Senior Scientist, Program in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children

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