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Dr. Mari L. DeMarco

Clinical Chemist
St. Paul's Hospital
Providence Health Care

Research Director
Providence Research

Clinical Professor
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of British Columbia

Center for Heart & Lung Innovation
University of British Columbia


Clinical Chemistry Fellow, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia

Research Focus: Structural and computational glycobiology

Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry, Biomolecular Structure and Design Program, University of Washington

Thesis: Prion Disease: Molecular Dynamics and Modeling of Prion Protein Misfolding and Aggregation

Advisor: Valerie Daggett

B.Sc. Honors Biochemistry (major), Mathematics (minor), Computational Chemistry (concentration), Mercyhurst University

Clinical Certifications

Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (DABCC)

Fellow of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (FAACC), formerly the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FACB)

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FCACB)

Honors & Awards (selected)


2022 Award for Research Excellence, Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists

2022 Bereman Award for Innovative Clinical Proteomics, Assoc. for Mass Spec.& Advances in the Clinical Lab

2017 Early Career Excellence in Research and Discovery, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC

2016 Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator, American Assoc.for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Professional Service (selected)

2021-                  Past-president, BC Association of Clinical Scientists

2018-                  Member, Clinical Diagnosis Committee, Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging

2018-                  Member, Developing New Biomarkers, Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging

2017-                  Member, College of Reviewers, Canadian Institute of Health Research

2017-                  Board of Directors, BC Association of Clinical Scientists

2016-                  Scientific Review Board, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

2015-                  Reviewer, AACC Annual Scientific Meeting abstract submissions

2016-2021          Editorial Board, Clinical Proteomics

2018-2021          Board of Editors, Clinical Chemistry

2017-2020          President, BC Association of Clinical Scientists

2016-2020          Scientific Committee, Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab

2019                   Scientific Review Board, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

2019                   Co-Guest Editor, J Appl Lab Med: “Brain Health: Biomarkers of Injury and Neurodegeneration”

2019                   Past-Chair, Proteomics and Metabolomics Division, AACC

2019                   Chair, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Health Professional Investigator program

2017-2018          Chair, Proteomics and Metabolomics Division, AACC

2017, 2018         Scientific Officer, Michael Smith Health Research, Health Professional Investigator program

2016-2018          Science & Practice Core Committee, AACC

2016-2017          Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL) Core Committee, AACC

2015-2017          Faculty Residency Committee, University of British Columbia

2014-2017          Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing

2013-2017          Medical Biochemistry Residency Program Committee Member, UBC

2014-2015          Local Org.Cmte, HUPO World Congress: Translating Proteomics and Allied -Omics to the Clinic

2014-2015          Clinical Day Organizing Committee, 14th HUPO World Congress

2014                   Editorial Board Member, Clinical Laboratory News, Dailies Edition

2014                   Chair, Molecular Biophysics Subgroup, Biophysical Society


Link to full list of publications

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