Dr. Mari L. DeMarco

Clinical Chemist
St. Paul's Hospital
Providence Health Care
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of British Columbia
Center for Heart & Lung Innovation
University of British Columbia

Clinical Chemistry Fellow, 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)


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

2016 Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator, AACC

Professional Service (selected)

2018-                   Board of Editors, Clinical Chemistry (2018 Impact Factor: 8.6)

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

2018-                   Member, Developing New Biomarkers (Team 9), Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging

2018-                  Member, Doctoral Research Awards (A) Committee, College of Reviewers, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

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

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

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

2016-                   Editorial Board, Clinical Proteomics

2015-                   Reviewer, AACC Annual Scientific Meeting abstract submissions

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

2019                   Co-Guest Editor with Les Shaw and Omar Laterza), Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine’s special collection “Brain Health: Biomarkers of Injury and Neurodegeneration”

2019                    Past-Chair, Proteomics and Metabolomics Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry (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 Foundation for 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

2015-2016           Organizing Committee and Panel Moderator, SYCL 2016 Workshop

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

2013-2017           Medical Biochemistry Residency Program Committee Member, UBC

2014-2015           Local Organizing Committee, 14th 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


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St. Paul's Hospital

Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

1081 Burrard St, Vancouver Canada, V6Z 1Y6


Web: www.DeMarcoLab.ca

Email: mdmrco [at] mail.ubc.ca

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