Mr. Casey Shannon is completing a Bachelor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. He currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Biology and Genetics, also from UBC. Casey joined the PROOF Centre team in May 2010 and set to work evaluating and adapting a means of measuring cell-specific gene expression from heterogeneous tissue micro-array experiment datasets.
He hopes to expand this study to include larger, more heterogeneous datasets and, eventually, adapt this method to completely eliminate the need for any experimentally-derived tissue composition information. Prior to joining PROOF, Casey’s research interests included the study of spinal cord injury in rodent models, particularly the use of adult skin-derived stem-cells in spinal cord injury repair. This work lead to publications in The Journal of Neurotrauma and The Journal of Neuroscience.