Dr. Alexander Wyatt

B.Sc. (Biology), University of Nottingham
D.Phil. (Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics), University of Oxford

Team: 
Clinical and Research Scientists
Positions: 

Senior Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Assistant Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia

 

Dr. Wyatt is a molecular biologist with strong academic history in translational prostate cancer genomics and bioinformatics. He obtained a DPhil (PhD) in from the University of Oxford in the UK and carried out his postdoctoral training at the Vancouver Prostate Centre in Canada. In 2015 Dr. Wyatt was appointed to Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, and as Senior Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. Dr. Wyatt's scientific career to-date has been characterized by innovation, collaboration and high productivity, including over 30 peer-reviewed publications by the age of 30. He has been the recipient of multiple awards including a prestigious Coalition to Cure Prostate Cancer Young Investigator Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation and a Movember Rising Star in Prostate Cancer Research Award from Prostate Cancer Canada.

The Wyatt laboratory studies the genomics of lethal prostate cancer. Their overall objective is to use extensive experience in personalized prostate cancer genomics to enable real-time precision oncology in the clinic. To achieve the Wyatt lab performs a variety of innovative next-generation sequencing techniques on clinical specimens including tissue and liquid biopsies from men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Ultimately, this will facilitate development of a suite of predictive biomarkers to allow selection of the best standard therapy for each patient. It will also reveal resistance mechanisms for existing treatments, and allow prioritization of patients at third-line for treatment with novel investigative agents.

Learn more about Wyatt lab research at http://blogs.ubc.ca/wyattlab/ (opens in new window)

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

Robbie Burns celebration

Robbie Burns Gala at the Pan Pacific Vancouver: January 25

The Pan Pacific Vancouver is hosting a celebration of Scotland's most famous poet, Robbie Burns, on January 25.  The event will include fundraising for Prostate Cancer Canada's Plaid for Dad campaign. There will be a traditional itinerary, starting with the official piping in of the guests, with exclusive malt tastings, authentic Scottish cuisine celebrating the haggis and ending the evening with a chorus of Auld Lang Syne. Click here for more information and tickets.

It's a Snow Day poster

It's A Snow Day at Mt. Seymour: March 9

Mt. Seymour is hosting It's A Snow Day, a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, on Friday March 9. The event will include slope time, a reception, and a silent auction. Click here for more details including how to register, donate and/or sponsor.

 

 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi leads identification of gene linked to growth of aggressive neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC)

DNA

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