Sian D. Spacey

Neurology
Phone 
604.822.1728
Mailing Address 
Vancouver General Hospital

Biography

Academic Appointment 
Clinical Associate Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Brain
Other Areas of Research 
hereditary neurological disease

My area of research is the study of the molecular genetics and mechanisms in hereditary neurological disease.  In my research I apply a multidisciplinary approach to identify the genes, mutations and molecular mechanisms responsible for the inherited paroxysmal neurological diseases (channelopathies).  This involves clinical identification of patients, gene scanning, linkage studies, mutation analysis, site directed mutagenesis and electrophysiological, and pharmacological studies of neuronal ion channels.