Reproductive genetics, recurrent pregnancy loss, developmental disorders
Maternal & Fetal Health Newborn Health Genomics and Personalized Health
Dr. Rajcan-Separovic is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia and a Clinical Cytogeneticist in the Division of Laboratory Genomics, Department of Pathology at BC Children’s Hospital. She is also an Investigator at the Children’s and Women’s Hospital Research Institute.
She did her clinical and postdoctoral research training at the University of Ottawa and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. After coming to Vancouver in 1997, she continued her clinical practice and established a research program in genomic causes of developmental disorders including childhood developmental delay and early pregnancy loss. Her current interest includes diagnosis of genetic changes by microarray and next generation sequencing and finding the functional consequences of identified changes in patient cells and in animal models in order to better understand the connection between the health issues in patients and the defects in their genes. She was supported by CIHR and MSFHR salary awards for 10 years and has been the recipient as a principal investigator or co-investigator of a large number of CIHR and CFI operational and infrastructure awards.