Profile picture

Dr. Amanda Tyndall



Clinical Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Medical Genetics

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute


Areas of Research

Genetic Disorders, Genomics, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Rare Diseases

My research uses next-generation sequencing to identify the genetic contribution underlying rare disease with a particular interest in providing a rapid diagnosis to critically ill children. I have a specific focus in identifying novel genes that describe the underlying biology of neurodevelopmental conditions including seizure disorders, intellectual disability, and structural brain abnormalities. The other area of research that I am interested in is understanding the influence of our genetic makeup on diseases of aging including Alzheimer disease and related dementias. I am specifically interested in understanding how modifiable risk factors including exercise, diet, and cardiometabolic risk factors can influence a potentially damaging genetic trajectory of aging.

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
MDSC 341 Principles of Human Genetics
MDSC 543/641 Advanced Genetics II