Discover: Improved Disease Diagnosis

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

An image of imagination and discovery

Dr. Kym Boycott is working to discover how rare inherited neurological diseases develop to help improve diagnostics and patient care.

Dr. Boycott and her team combine the disciplines of basic science and clinical medicine in their investigations into the molecular pathways of disease. Through the sequencing of genes in various disorders, Dr. Boycott is discovering some of the mechanisms behind how disease develops. The team hopes their work can potentially lead to the earlier diagnosis of disease — and improved treatment for patients.

Dr. Boycott’s research falls under the umbrella of the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI), Ottawa’s largest collection of basic researchers and clinician scientists focused on brain and mind related health.

Dr. Boycott is just one more researcher at the uOBMRI working to unlock the healing power of the brain. We invite you to come and celebrate with the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine at our 4th annual Gala – Abracadabra: A Night of Magic & Medicine, where we focus on the uOBMRI and its vast team of world-class researchers.

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