- University of Calgary
About Aaron Goodarzi
Dr. Goodarzi is the Canada Research Chair for Radiation Exposure Disease, and is both the Education Lead and Microscopy Lead for the University of Calgary’s Charbonneau Cancer Institute. He obtained his PhD from University of Calgary in 2005 and trained as a post-doctoral scholar at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre at the University of Sussex (UK) until 2010. In 2011, he opened his own laboratory at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. In 2015, he was named one of Calgary's Top 40 Under 40 for achievements in science and education. In 2016 he was made a “Peak Scholar” by University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon for his work in knowledge engagement and innovation in the community with regards to radon gas induced cancer. In 2018, he was selected as a TEDx speaker on how citizen based science can transform research. Dr. Goodarzi is also the founder and leader of Evict Radon, a national non-profit social enterprise aimed at enabling research into radon gas exposure and induced lung cancer by encouraging citizens to test for radon and share their findings with researchers.