Radia Johnson, Ph.D.

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Languages:    English, Français
Programming Skills:    R, Perl, Python, Bash Shell Scripting, Hadoop/MapReduce, and more

Research Scientist Bioinformatician

Summary: Highly experienced research scientist bioinformatician with excellent problem-solving skills. Several years experimental molecular biology and bioinformatics experience.  Informatics analysis and experimental deign consultation on multiple projects in cancer biology, immunology, and metabolomics. Tasks include data pre-processing, statistical analysis and visualization of next generation sequencing (NGS), microarray and publicly available datasets.

Area of Expertise: Cancer Biology, Hematology, Immunology, Bioinformatics, R programing, Flow Cytometry

Teaching & Writing Experience: Bioinformatics course and workshop instructor and developer. Programming Book, Video Course, Grant applications, Conference Abstracts, and Scientific Articles


09/2017-present: Associate Scientist, Oncology Biomarker Development at Genentech, A Member of the Roche Family, South San Francisco, CA, USA.

11/2015 – 2017: Research Associate – Bioinformatician for Dr. Russell Jones, Dr. Morag Park and Dr. Peter Siegel. McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

07/2015 – 11/2015: Medical Writer for Medisca Network, Medisca Inc, Ville Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada.

04/2013 – 07/2015: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Dr. Brian Wilhelm. Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

06/2012 – 03/2013: Research Assistant/Associate at the University of Cambridge, Department of Haematology, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

2006 – 2012: PhD Researcher in the lab of Dr. Cythia Guidos at The Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids). Developmental & Stem Cell Biology. Toronto. Canada.


2016 – present: Bioinformatics Course Development & Workshop Lecturer for the Goodman Cancer Research Center at McGill University.

2010-2011: Lab Demonstrator/Marker, IMM435F Practical Immunology. University of Toronto, Department of Immunology.

2009: Teaching Assistant, IMM250H1 Infection & Immunity. University of Toronto, Department of Immunology.

2007: Seminar Leader, Immunology for 2nd Year Medical students Pathobiology of Disease Immunology Section. University of Toronto, Department of Immunology.


09/2006 – 10/2012: Ph.D. in Immunology. University of Toronto, Department of Immunology, Toronto, Canada.

09/2008 – 10/2012: Collaborative Program in Developmental BiologyUniversity of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

09/2003 – 04/2006: First Class Honors B.Sc. Degree in Immunology, Minor in PharmacologyMcGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

09/2001 – 04/2003: International Baccalaureate Program Health Science Option Diplôme d’Études Collégiales (Sciences de la Nature). Champlain College Saint-Lambert, QC, Canada

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