Kathryn Deuchars, PhD


Director, Ontario Personalized Medicine Network & Senior Manager, Business Development & Research

Ontario Genomics


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Kathryn has over 25 years of experience in life science research and business development. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, exploring the molecular and genetic changes in cancer cells causing resistance to chemotherapy. Subsequent to this she continued her interest in developing and applying life science solutions to real world problems, with roles in the biotechnology industry, in venture capital and in the company start-up space. In her current position at Ontario Genomics, she applies this collective experience to foster the development and adoption of personalized medicine in Ontario. As Senior Manager, she helps teams develop and execute innovative genomics-based health research projects. She also works to accelerate adoption of this transformative technology through her role as Director of the Ontario Personalized Medicine Network.