Dr. Rupar, PhD, is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists and Professor in the Depts. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics and Biochemistry at Western University and the London Health Sciences Centre in London Ontario, Canada. He directs the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory and is the current chairman of the advisory committee for the Province of Ontario Newborn Screening Program. Dr. Rupar’s research interests include, with Dr. Victoria Siu, the provision of genetic services including gene discovery to isolated Amish and Mennonite communities. He also maintains an active collaborative research program in developing gene therapies for lysosomal storage diseases especially Fabry disease and metachromatic leukodystrophy.