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Dr. Robert Newton

Robert Newton, Professor

University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine


Room: HRIC 4C56
Faculty of Medicine
University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1

Department:  Anatomy and Cell Biology

Telephone number:  403.210.3938

Email address:

Primary Institute:
Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Secondary Institute affiliation:

Institute of Maternal and Child Health 


About Dr Robert Newton:



1984 - 1987          BSc: Biochemistry, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London.

1988 - 1992          PhD: Molecular Genetics, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London.

                                Supervisor: Dr. Gudrun E. Moore


Post-doctoral experience:

1994 - 1999          Department of Thoracic Medicine, National Heart & lung Institute, Imperial College of Science Technology & Medicine.

1992, 1993           Post doctoral research Officer.  RPMS Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Faculty Positions:

1999 - 2001          Research Lecturer: National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London

2000 - 2001          Lecturer: National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London

2001 - 2004          Lecturer: Biological Sciences / Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

2004 - 2012          Associate Professor: Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary

2012 - present      Professor: Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


Major Awards:

2004 - 2009          Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator

2005 - 2010          Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Scholar

2010 - 2017          Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (formally AHFMR) Senior Scholar



Outside work I like all manner of "outside" activities including; running, hiking, skiing and more.


Administrative assistant:

Tiziana (Tiz) Reiter
Phone number: 403.210.6766