• Nelson, Tanya

    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Division Head, Laboratory Genetics, BC Children's & BC Women's Hospitals
    Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia
    Clinical Molecular Geneticist
    Degrees / Designations

    BSc, PhD, FCCMG

    Primary Area of Research
    Childhood Diseases
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    Children's & Women's Health Centre of BC
    Room 2J40
    4500 Oak Street, 
    Vancouver, BC  V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas

    Molecular genetics and prenatal diagnoses.


    Dr. Nelson participates in a variety of clinical research focusing on both the discovery of underlying molecular mechanism of disease and on validation of new technologies and assays for use in the clinical molecular genetics laboratory.

    Current Projects
    Selected Publications

    Tucker T, Schlade-Bartusiak K, Eydoux P, Nelson T, Brown L. Uniparental disomy: Can SNP array data be used for diagnosis?  Genet Med. 2012 Apr 26. doi: 10.1038/gim.2012.35. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 22538256.

    Tucker T, Nelson T, Sirrs S, Roughley P, Glorieux F, Moffatt P, Bartusiak K, Brown L, Rauch F.  A Co-Occurrence of Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type VI and Cystinosis. Am J Med Genet A. 2012 Jun;158A(6):1422-6. PMID: 22528245.

    Mercimet-Mahmutoglu S, Horvath GA, Coulter-Mackie M, Nelson T, Waters PJ, Sargent M, Struys E, Jakobs C, Stockler-Ipsiroglu S, Connolly MB. Profound neonatal hypoglycemia and lactic acidosis caused by pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy.  Pediatrics. 2012 May; 129(5):e1368-82. Epub 2012 Apr 23. PMID: 22529283.

    Nelson TN, Armstrong L, Richer J, Evans J, Lauzon J, McGillivray B, Bruyere H, Dougan S. CCMG statement on direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Clin Gen. 2012 Jan. 81(1):1-3. PMID: 21943145.

    Duncan A, Langlois S; SOGC Genetics Committee; CCMG Prenatal Diagnosis Committee. Wilson RD, Audibert F, Brock JA, Carroll J, Cartier L, Gagnon A, Johnson JA, Langlois S, Murphy-Kaulbeck L, Okun N, Pastuck M, Langlois S, Chitayat D, DeBie I, Demczuk S, Désilets VA, Duncan A, Geraghty MT, Marcadier J, Nelson TN, Siu V, Skidmore D.J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2011 Dec;33(12):1256-9. Use of array genomic hybridization technology in prenatal diagnosis in Canada. PMID: 22166281.

    S. Langlois, A. Duncan, D. Chitayat, I. DeBie, Suzanne Demczuk, Valerie Desilets, M. T. Geraghty, J.Marcadier, T. N. Nelson, D.Skidmore, V. Siu CCMG and SOGC Joint Clinical Practice Guideline. Use of QF-PCR in the prenatal diagnosis of fetal chromosomal abnormalities. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2011 Sep;33(9):955-60. PMID: 21923994.

    F. Audibert, .A. Gagnon, R. D. Wilson, C.Blight, J.Brock, L. Cartier, V. A. Désilets, J.Johnson, S. Langlois, L.Murphy-Kaulbeck, T. N. Nelson, N. Okun, MD, M. Pastuck. SOGC/CCMG Joint Statement. Prenatal Screening And Diagnosis For Aneuploidy In Twin Pregnancies. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2011 Jul;33(7):754-67. PMID: 21749753.

    D.Chitayat, S.Langlois, R. D. Wilson, F. Audibert, C. Blight, J. Brock, L. Cartier, V.A. Désilets, A.Gagnon, J. Johnson, S. Langlois, L. Murphy-Kaulbeck, MD, N. Okun, M. Pastuck, V. Desilets, M. T. Geraghty, J. Marcadier, T. N. Nelson, D. Skidmore, V. Siu, F. Tihy  SOGC/CCMG Joint Statement Prenatal Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy in Singleton Pregnancies. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2011 Jul;33(7):736-50. PMID: 21749752.

    Abboud RT, Nelson TN, Jung B, Mattman A. The Application of Clinical Genetics Volume 2011:4 55 - 65 March 2011 Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency: a clinical-genetic overview. PMID: 23776367.

    Honours & Awards
    • University Graduate Fellowship, The University of British Columbia, Sep 1997 - Aug 1998
    • University Graduate Fellowship, The University of British Columbia, Sep 1996 - Aug 1997
    • University Graduate Fellowship, The University of British Columbia, Sep 1995 - Aug 1996
    • University Graduate Fellowship, The University of British Columbia, Sep 1994 - Aug 1995
    Research Group Members