Sherilyn is the course material author for the following courses:
Genetics and Genealogy
Sherilyn Bell first acquired an interest in genetics while growing up as one of dizygotic triplets in Mississauga, Ontario, and expanded her interest into a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Toronto. A course requiring construction of a family tree intrigued her further into genealogy, and in the late 1980s Sherilyn became a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society.
She has co-authored several papers. At the same time, she continued to track ancestors and relatives compiling a database of a few thousand individuals..
While doing research at the Archives of Ontario, Sherilyn met and eventually married photographer Jeff Stewart. Their mutual enthusiasm for genealogy became part of the May 1998 Equinox article "Ancestral Passion" by Greg Stott. Outside of her laboratory career, Sherilyn assisted Jeff as his genealogical research talents turned to compiling and selling genealogical reference books through his company Winfield Publishing. Since 1998 she has given seminars for various societies on the topic of medical genealogy..
Sherilyn remains active in science research and has worked as a research technician in genetics and molecular biology laboratories at the University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children, where she is currently employed.
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