Bill Pohajdak was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He attended the University of Winnipeg (B.S. degree) and the University of Manitoba (Ph.D.). His Ph.D. research in cellular immunology focused on natural killer (NK) cell migration and recognition of tumors. His postdoctoral studies were in molecular immunology in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Alberta. He is presently a Professor of Biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia. His laboratory was initially involved in identifying and characterizing novel genes expressed in NK cells. He is currently working on the human proteins Cytohesin and CASP that were discovered in his laboratory. He has also created a transgenic fish that produces human insulin.
Biography Updated on 15 November 2009