Andrew J. Waskiewicz

Current Information

Andrew Jan Waskiewicz

1986-1990    B.A.  Wesleyan University

1990-1996    Ph.D.  University of Washington

1998-2003    PDF  Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

2003- present Full Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta


Courses Taught: Zoology 303 (Fall) and Genetics 422 (Winter)



I was born and raised in upstate New York. I moved to Middletown, CT for undergraduate studies at Wesleyan University, with a major of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry. I received by B.A. in  1990 and moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington for graduate school in Biochemistry (Jonathan Cooper, supervisor). I finished my Ph.D. in 1996 and started a PDF at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in 1998 in Zebrafish Developmental Neurobiology (Cecilia Moens, supervisor). I accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta in 2003. I was appointed Canada Research Chair (tier 2) in vertebrate developmental genetics in September of 2003. In 2009, I was promoted to Associate Professor and my CRC position was renewed. In 2013, I was promoted to full professor. I am married and my wife, Lisa Prichard, and I have two dogs, August and Tiber.



I am a Bernese Mountain Dog. My favourite activity is rolling in the snow. DSC01205


I am Tiber’s uncle. I am the resident couch potato, and love to have my belly scratched.  DSC01274