• Junker, Anne

    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Associate Head, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty Development, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

    Associate Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    MD, FRCPC (Pediatrics)
    Primary Area of Research
    Childhood Diseases
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address
    BC Children's Hospital

    Room K4-223
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC  V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Primary immune deficiency disorders

    Anne Junker is an Associate Professor and Associate Director, Faculty Affairs, UBC Department of Pediatrics. She is based at BC Children’s Hospital as a clinical immunologist specializing in the genetic immunodeficiency disorders. She is Scientific Director of the Canadian national Maternal Infant Child & Youth Research Network (MICYRN), which connects 19 health research organizations based at teaching hospitals across the country. She is co-Chair of the Canadian Child & Youth Health Coalition which unites 11 national organizations, including MICYRN, in advocating on national child and youth health, healthcare and policy issues and decisions. She sits, representing Canada, on the Coordinating Group of the European network for pediatric research of the European Medicines Agency (Enpr-EMA). She is Chair of the Quality Management working group of the BC Clinical Research Infrastructure Network, and a member of the BCCH Biobank Oversight Committee.  

    Current Projects
    Selected Publications
    1. Watson PH, Wilson-McManus JE, Barnes RO, Giesz SC, Png A, Hegele RG, Brinkman JN, Mackenzie IR, Huntsman DG, Junker AK, Gilks B, Skarsgard E, Burgess M, Aparicio S, McManus BM.  Evolutionary concepts in biobanking – the BC BioLibrary.  J Translational Medicine 2009; 7:95

    2. Junker AK and Klassen T.  Improving Standards for Clinical Trials. Pediatrics and Child Health November  2011, Volume 16 Issue 9 

    3. Marie-Pier Joly, Michel Boivin, Anne Junker, Alan Bocking, Michael S Kramer, Stephanie A Atkinson.  An Inventory of Canadian Pregnancy and Birth Cohort Studies: Research in Progress.  BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012;117:1-8

    4. Jacob Rozmus, Anne Junker, Melanie Laffin Thibodeau, Danielle Grenier, Stuart E. Turvey, Wadieh Yacoub, Joanne Embree, Elie Haddad, Joanne Langley, Rose Marie Ramsingh, Veeran-Anne Singh, Richard Long, Kirk R. Schultz. Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in Canadian children: A prospective national surveillance study and the case for newborn screening. J Clin Imm 2013 Oct 12 [Epub ahead of print]

    5. Margaret L McKinnon, Jacob Rozmus, Shan-Yu Fung PhD, Aaron F Hirschfeld, Kate Del Bel, Leah Thomas, Nico Marr, Spencer Martin, Christof Senger, Angela Tsang, Julie Prendiville, Anne K. Junker, Michael Seear, Kirk R. Schultz, Robert A Holt, Millan S Patel, Jan M Friedman, and Stuart E Turvey. Combined immunodeficiency associated with homozygous MALT1 mutations. J Allergy & Clinical Immunology 2013 


    CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant – Project: "Primary Outcomes Reporting in Trials (PORTal): systematic reviews of adult and pediatric trials" (2012-2013). (with Co-PI: Sunita Vohra, University of Alberta).

    CIHR Planning Grants: Priority Announcement - Reproductive and Child Health – Project: "Collaborating to Improve Evidence-based Decision Making for Pediatric Therapeutics" (2012-2013)

    Honours & Awards

    Research Group Members