Meet the Scientific Team

Peter Lansdorp MD, PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Peter Lansdorp MD, PhD

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Peter Lansdorp and his research team at the BC Cancer Agency Terry Fox laboratory with a main research interest in telomere biology developed and perfected the Flow FISH procedure. This knowledge and technology were successfully translated to licensed and validated clinical testing service with RepeatDx in 2008. Peter is an academic Professor and the Scientific Director of the European Research Institute on the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA) at the University Medical Center Groningen and the University of Groningen. He studied medicine at Erasmus University Rotterdam and gained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His current research work focuses on the role of genetic instability in ageing and in the development of cancer.

Suzanne Vercauteren MD, PhD, Medical Director

Suzanne Vercauteren MD, PhD

Medical Director

Suzanne Vercauteren was appointed Medical Director of RepeatDx in 2011 and is responsible for the clinical testing activities of RepeatDx. Suzanne is the Head of the Division of Hematopathology at BC Children’s Hospital and is Director of the BC Children’s Hospital BioBank; she obtained her MD and PhD at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. She undertook medical residency training in hematological pathology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She brings to RepeatDx her clinical leadership, as well as her expertise in the Hematopathology and translational research fields.

Geraldine Aubert, PhD, Director of Clinical Development & Research

Geraldine Aubert, PhD

Director of Clinical Development & Research

Geraldine Aubert was appointed Director of Clinical Development & Research of RepeatDx in 2011. She is responsible for the scientific oversight of clinical testing activities of the RepeatDx laboratory as well as the clinical quality and regulatory affairs programs. Geraldine is a Staff Scientist at the BC Cancer Agency Terry Fox laboratory; her research work is related to molecular and cellular factors that influence the length of telomeres and to human disease mediated by telomere biology. She obtained a degree in Medical Biology and Biochemistry in Dijon, France prior to a PhD in Hematology from University College London, United Kingdom. She brings to RepeatDx her scientific laboratory leadership, telomere biology knowledge and academic research and knowledge translation expertise.

Technologists

RepeatDx’s Laboratory is staffed by a group of Technologists registered with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists. They are dedicated to helping physicians around the world make accurate diagnoses through analysis of telomeres.