Gene-Environment Interactions

Enabling Platform

Research Leaders:

Jeff Brook 2013 MKobor-2
Dr. Jeffrey Brook, Senior Scientist, Air Quality Research Branch, Environment Canada; Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational & Environmental Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto Dr. Michael Kobor, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Epigenetics, Department of Medical Genetics, The University of British Columbia

Strategic Focus:

Gene-Environment Interactions focuses on genetic, environmental and epigenetic research that aims to discover novel therapies and diagnostics, and facilitate the development of novel public health interventions and policies in the areas of asthma and allergies.

Gene-Environment Interactions Backgrounder
Gene-Environment Interactions Publications




An Integrative Multidimensional Genomic and Epigenomic Approach for the Study of Short-Term Diesel Exhaust on Asthmatics (Success Stories profile)

2010 - 2012

Brook, Jeff; Carlsten, Chris; Kobor, Michael; Lam, Wan; Scott, Jeremy; Silverman, Frances; Tebbutt, Scott

Better Exposure Avoidance Measures (BEAM) and New Environmental Sensor Tool Development (Success Stories profile)

2012 - 2016

Allen, Ryan; Brauer, Michael; Brook, Jeff; Diamond, Miriam; Evans, Greg; Jiping, Zu; Scott, James; Silverman, Frances; Takaro, Timothy; Wheeler, Amanda

Cardiopulmonary consequences of air pollution in a murine model of allergic asthma (Profile in reAction)

2005 - 2006

Brook, Jeff; Liu, Ling; Marsden, Philip; Mehta, Sanjay; Palaniyar, Nades; Rajagopalan, Sanjay; Ritz, Stacey; Scott, Jeremy; Silverman, Frances; Suntres, Zacharias; Vijay, Hari; Ward, Mike