Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
St. Paul's Hospital, Burrard Building,
Rm 166 - 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 1Y6
Dr. Sandford earned his B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of Leicester, England in 1988 and a Ph.D. studying the genetic basis of allergic diseases such as asthma at the University of Oxford, England in 1993. He continues to research the genetic basis of asthma and has extended his studies to include the genetics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and peanut allergy as well as the genetic basis of pulmonary disease severity in cystic fibrosis. More recently, his research has included investigation of the potential effects on gene function of genetic variants associated with these disease outcomes.
Education and Training
- B.Sc. (Hons), Biological Sciences, University of Leicester, England, 1985-1988
- PhD, Linkage analysis of atopy, University of Oxford, England, 1990-1993