Blair Leavitt, MDCM, FRCPC

University of British Columbia

Dr. Leavitt is a neurologist and Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. He is a long-standing member and former Co-Chair of the Huntington Study Group and the Director of Research at the UBC Centre for Huntington Disease. His research is dedicated to developing and testing new treatments for genetic diseases of the brain (such as HD, ALS, and FTD) and also includes research programs searching for clinical biomarkers in HD and identifying new genetic causes of ataxia, neurodevelopmental disorders, and autism. Dr. Leavitt is a founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Huntington’s Disease.