Biography

Dr. MacDonald started his fellowship in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship program in December 2013. 

Dr. MacDonald completed his Residency Program at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia in 2013, and a Masters of Science program in the Department of Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in 1999.

Publications

Schein JE, Tangen KL, Chiu R, Shin H, Lengeler KB, MacDonald WK, Bosdet I, Heitman J, Jones SJ, Marra MA, Kronstad JW. Physical maps for genome analysis of seryotype A and D strains of the fungal pathogen. Cryptococcus neoformans. Genome Res. 2002 Sep;12(9):1445-53.

Steen BR, Lian T, Zuyderduyn S, MacDonald WK, Marra M, Jones SJ, Kronstad JW. Temperature-regulated transcription in the pathogenic fungus. Cryptococcus neoformans. Genome Res. 2002 Sep;12(9):1386-400.

Butterfield YS, Marra MA, Asno JK, Chan SY, Guin R, Krzywinski MI, Lee SS, MacDonald WK, Mathewson CA, Olson TE, Pandoh PK, Prabhu AL, Schnerch A, Skalska U, Smailus DE, Stott JM, Tsai MI, Yang GS, Zuyderduyan SD, Schein JE, Jones SJ. An efficient strategy for large-scale high-throughput transposon-mediated sequencing of cDNA clones. Nucleic Acids Res. 2002 Jun 1;30(11):2460-8.

Kim SH, Virmani D, Wake K, MacDonald WK, Kronstad JW, Ellis BE. Cloning and disruption of a phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene from Ustilago maydis. Curr Genet. 2001 Aug;40(1):40-8.

Reade R, Delroux K, MacDonald K, Sit T, Lommel S, Rochon D. Spontaneous deletion enhances movement of a cucumber necrosis virus based chimera expressing the red clover necrotic mosaic virus movement protein gene. Mol Plant Pathol (2000)2:13-25.

Grants

IWK Hospital ‘Category A’ research grant – 2011
ATLEE database research grant – 2010

Projects

A pilot study to determine the precision of a novel PCR based Rhesus D test

Hargrave Bursary in Medicine – 2005
Louis Lipsey Toohill Scholarship in Medicine – 2004
UBC top graduate honors – 2001
UBC tuition scholarship – 1990