Dr. Deepak Kamnasaran

Dr. Deepak Kamnasaran

Title: Medical Geneticist, Educator, Oncologist, Medical Scientist, Technology Innovator, Business Executive
Company: CEN4GEN Genome Services Corporation and CEN4GEN Institute for Genomics and Molecular Diagnostics
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Deepak Kamnasaran, Medical Geneticist, Medical Scientist and Founder of CEN4GEN Genome Services Corp. and CEN4GEN Institute for Genomics and Molecular Diagnostics, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical genetics, oncology, applied genomics, precision medicine, personalized medicine and technology innovation.

Dr. Kamnasaran is a well-accomplished Canadian Medical Geneticist, Oncologist, Medical Scientist, Technology Innovator and Business Executive, currently focusing on his career as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Founder of the CEN4GEN Institute for Genomics and Molecular Diagnostics and CEN4GEN Genome Services Corporation. An alumni of the University of Alberta (Canada), he graduated with distinction with a Bachelor’s Degree in Genetics, and was awarded his Doctorate in Medical Genetics, with distinction. He holds additional postgraduate certificates in Bioinformatics from the University of British Columbia (Canada), and Mechanisms of Neural Differentiation and Brain Tumors from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (USA). After completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuro-oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network and University of Toronto (Canada), Dr. Kamnasaran was recruited to join the academic faculty of professors in the Department of Pediatrics of Laval University (Canada), where he was also an academic Post-Graduate student supervisor.  He also worked concurrently as a Medical Scientist for Quebec’s CHUQ (Canada) and as a Director of his high complexity laboratory which undertook leading-edge research in the disciplines of Stem Cell Biology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical science and Medical genetics.

Dr. Kamnasaran is best-known for research innovations that include: the cloning and identification of a gene that causes schizophrenia, the use of molecular cytogenetic methods to study patients with chromosome aberrations, the discovery and characterization of new cancer genetic biomarkers, the development of a novel stem-cell based model for cancer, and the discovery of new drugs for the treatment of cancer, to name a few. CEN4GEN is the culmination of more than 20 years of professional experience of Dr. Kamnasaran. CEN4GEN strives to continue his research with potential applications across sectors, and to offer patients and families new treatments as well as diagnostic, carrier and predisposition testing options for common, rare as well as serious diseases. Serving clients around the globe, CEN4GEN’s clients are from hospitals, universities, clinics, and commercial entities as well as private individuals. Furthermore, CEN4GEN is an award-winning corporation and is frequently nominated for prestigious accolades. Dr. Kamnasaran has further made several hundred contributions to articles and reviews in reputable academic journals, book chapters, global lectureships and scientific meetings, editorial boards, mentorships, grant reviews and scientific competitions, among others. Dr. Kamnasaran has been presented with more than 50 prestigious and scholastic awards, distinctions, prizes and scholarships from Canada, the U.S. and Europe. He is the recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and furthermore accepted several Marquis Who’s Who in the World Awards, the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec Investigator Award, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund Award, and Young Investigator Awards from the American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research, the Canadian Brain Tumor Foundation, the Canadian Society of Neuro-oncology, the American Society of Neuro-oncology and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (USA). Other examples of miscellaneous awards to Dr. Kamnasaran’s credit are from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (Canada), the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (Canada), the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, the American Brain Tumor Association, the American Association of Cancer Research, the European Cancer Meeting, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (USA), and the Burroughs Wellcome Trust Fund, to name a few.

With no plans to slow down, Dr. Kamnasaran looks forward to future innovations in his field, and credits his success to his dedication, passion for the work, and the example of his parents: Dr. Kam Kamnasaran and Mrs. Madodareedevi Kamnasaran, both influential award-winning Educators.

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