Interim Assistant Dean, Research and Special Projects, Faculty of Medicine
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa
Past-President Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences
Dr. Kristin Baetz is an award-winning fundamental biomedical scientist in the field of functional and chemical genomics and a full professor of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Ottawa. She was a Canada Research Chair Tier II (2005-2010) and received an Early Research Award from the Province of Ontario. In 2014 she became interim director of, and in 2016 director of, the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology (OISB), a multi-faculty Research Centre with a mandate to develop and apply systems biology to studies relevant to human diseases. In June 2019 she was recently appointed the Interim Assistant Dean Research and Special Projects at the Faculty of Medicine at uOttawa. From 2012 – 2019 Dr Baetz has served on the board of the Canadian Society of Molecular Biosciences, including serving as President (2015-2017), a professional association of biochemists, cell biologists and geneticists that advocates for fundamental research. She also served on the Ontario Research Fund Advisory Board (2017/2018) and has extensive knowledge of Canada’s research funding echo-system. She is a passionate advocate for Canadian health research with proven experience in and talent for advocacy and also the links to institutions and people that Research Canada wishes to engage.