Van Raamsdonk Lab

Department of Medical Genetics, Life Sciences Institute

Welcome to the Van Raamsdonk Lab.  Led by Dr. Catherine Van Raamsdonk, we are located in Room 5520 of the Life Sciences Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr. Van Raamsdonk

Department of Medical Genetics
University of British Columbia

We study pigment cells, called melanocytes, to understand both their normal development and the process by which they are transformed into malignant melanoma. Click on the "Research" tab above to learn more. There are opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs to get involved. If interested, contact Dr. Van Raamsdonk at

Oncogenic hotspots in GNAQ that regulate GTPase activity

Research in our lab is currently funded by: