Dr. Adam Warner, PhD
Research Scientist

Adam has a BSc in Cell Biology and Genetics, a MSc in Genetics, and a PhD in Zoology, each from the University of British Columbia. After graduating, Dr. Warner spent 5 years at the University of Washington Genome Sciences department as a senior fellow while learning about new advances in DNA sequencing and genomic techniques.

Adam is interested in using DNA to aid conservation efforts for cetaceans and other species. In particular, he focuses on developing new techniques for rapidly identifying individuals from their DNA, monitoring biodiversity with the use of environmental DNA, and learning more about mammalian population structures and their health through DNA.

adam [at] raincoast [dot] org


Warner AD “Genetic Analysis of the immune system of Northern resident killer whales via sequencing of MHC class I alleles” 2022. *Technical report for Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Warner AD and Waterston RH, “The C. elegans embryonic transcriptome with tissue, time, and alternative splicing resolution.” Genome Research. 2019. 

Warner AD, Xiong G, Qadota H, Moerman DG, Benian GM. CPNA-1, a copine domain protein, is located at integrin adhesion sites, and is required for myofilament stability in C. elegans. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2013. 24(5)601-16.

Warner AD, Qadota H, Benian GM, Vogl AW, Moerman DG. The Caenorhabditis

elegans paxillin orthologue, PXL-1, is required for pharyngeal muscle contraction and for viability. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2011. 22(14):2551-63.

Meissner B, Rogalski T, Viveiros R, Warner AD, Plastino L, Granger L, Segalat L, Moerman DG. Determining the sub-cellular localization of proteins within Caenorhabditis elegans body wall muscle. PLoS One. 2011. 6(5):e19937.

Meissner B, Warner AD, Wong K, Dube N, Lorch A, McKay SJ, Khattra J, Rogalski T, Somasiri A, Chaudhry I, Fox RM, Miller DM 3rd, Baillie DL, Holt RA, Jones SJ, Marra MA, Moerman DG. An integrated strategy to study muscle development and myofilament structure in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Genetics. 2009. 5(6):e1000537.

McGhee JD, Fukushige T, Krause MW, Minnema SE, Goszczynski B, Gaudet J, Kohara Y, Bossinger O, Zhao Y, Khattra J, Hirst M, Jones SJ, Marra MA, Ruzanov P, Warner AD, Zapf R, Moerman DG, Kalb JM. ELT-2 is the predominant transcription factor controlling differentiation and function of the C. elegans intestine, from embryo to adult. Developmental Biology. 2009. 327(2):551-65.

Blacque OE, Perens EA, Boroevich KA, Inglis PN, LI C, Warner AD, Khattra J, Holt RA, Ou G, Mah AK, McKay SJ, Juang P, Swoboda P, Jones SJ, Marra MA, Baillie DL, Moerman DG, Shaham S, Leroux MR. Functional genomics of the cilium, a sensory organelle. 2005. Current Biology. 15(10):935-41.

McKay SJ, Johnsen R, Khattra J, Asano J, Baillie DL, Chan S, Dube N, Fang L, Goszczynski B, Ha E, Halfnight E, Hollebakken R, Huang P, Hung K, Jensen V, Jones SJ, Kai H, Li D, Mah A, Marra M, McGhee J, Newbury R, Pouzyrev A, Riddle DL, Sonnhammer E, Tian H, Tu D, Tyson JR, Vatcher G, Warner AD, Wong K, Zhao Z, Moerman DG. Gene expression profiling of cells, tissues, and developmental stages of the nematode C. elegans. 2003. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 68:159-69.