Prof Talk Episode March 30, 2009

Broadcast on March 23, 2009

6:58am - 7:28am

Dr. Michael Hayden, professor of Medical Genetics and Canada's 2008 Health Researcher of the Year discusses his goals to understand how changes in specific genes result in specific diseases, usually in adult life, in particular Huntington disease. He also discusses his Ripples of Hope Foundation that will bring trainees from Africa to Canada to study in four areas: global health (HIV-AIDS and tuberculosis), mental health, rare diseases, an biotechnology and entrepreneurship. Music from Woody Guthrie.