Dennis Bulman

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Precision Medicine & Disease Mechanisms Program

Medical Scientific Director of Genetics and Genomics

Alberta Precision Laboratory

Clinical Professor

Medical Genetics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

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Office: ACH Molecular Genetics Laboratory



  • Genetic disorders
  • Genomics
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Rare diseases

Research Summary

My research interests involve the identification of genes for rare genetic disorders, the translation of these discoveries to the clinic and the implementation of new molecular testing paradigms for newborn screening.

A major emphasis of my group is directed at diagnosing the undiagnosed patient. After exome/genome sequencing, more than 60 per cent of patients with a genetic disorder still go undiagnosed. Using a combination of state of the art molecular tools, we functionally characterize DNA sequence variants and genes of unknown function to identify the cause of the disorder and end the diagnostic odyssey of the patient and their family.