Fiona Bamforth


Photograph of Fiona Bamforth

Fiona Bamforth is the current Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include biochemical genetics, newborn screening for metabolic disease, and causes and consequences of monozygotic twinning. As the head of our Ancient DNA module for the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology project, she is involved in extracting and analyzing mitochondrial DNA from Neolithic human remains.


Phone: 780-407-7379 or 780-407-8820

Fax: 780-407-8599

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Alberta
4B4.02 Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
Edmonton, AB


Mooder, K.P., T.A. Thomson, A.W. Weber, V.I. Bazaliiskii and F. Bamforth (2010). Uncovering the genetic landscape of prehistoric Cis-Baikal. In A.W. Weber, M.A. Katzenberg, and T.G. Schurr (eds), Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Baikal Region, Siberia: Bioarchaeological Studies of Past Lifeways. University of Pennsylvania Museum Press, Philadelphia. Pp. 107-120.

Burstyn, I., N. Kapur, C. Shalapay, F. Bamforth, T.C. Wild, J. Liu and D. LeGatt (2009). Does self-reported smoking at any time during pregnancy accurately reflect exposure to tobacco smoke in early second trimester? Evaluation when biomarker level in an active smoker is uncertain. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 11:670-678.

Chan, E., I. Burstyn, F. Bamforth, N. Cherry, and J.W. Martin (2009). Perfluorinated Substances as Determinants of Maternal Hypothyroxinemia in Edmonton, Alberta. American Journal of Epidemiology, 169: S43.

Hamm, M., N. Cherry, J. Martin, F. Bamforth and I. Burstyn (2009). The Impact of Isolated Maternal Hypothyroxinemia on Perinatal Morbidity. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology Canada, 31(11): 1015-1021.

Bakail Hokkaido archaeology project