Jennifer Gardy is a Senior Scientist in Genomics at BCCDC. She is also an Associate Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics at the UBC School of Population & Public Health.
Dr. Gardy's research is in the emerging field of communicable disease genomic epidemiology – using whole-genome sequencing of bacterial and viral pathogens to understand outbreak and epidemic dynamics. Much of her work focuses on tuberculosis, and she has a particular interest in using genomics as a tool for improving TB service delivery in BC.
Dr. Gardy, PhD, completed a BSc at UBC (2000) and a PhD at SFU (2006). She joined BCCDC as a Senior Scientist in 2009. When not sequencing TB genomes, she is involved with science documentary television – you can catch her on CBC’s The Nature of Things once or twice a season – and other science communication initiatives.