Hallgrímsson, Benedikt

About Me

Benedikt Hallgrímsson is an international leader in the study of birth defects and the developmental genetics of anatomical variation. He was awarded the Rohlf Medal for orphometrics in 2015 and elected AAAS Fellow in 2019 for integrating imaging and morphometrics with developmental biology. Funded by CIHR, NSERC and NIH, his 160 publications have over 9000 citations. Hallgrimsson has held leadership roles at the University of Calgary where he led creation of the Bachelor of Health Sciences and co-led the successful proposal to create a Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He is currently Scientific Director for the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute.

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