Dr. Lowden is Senior Vice President and Medical Director, LabOne Inc. and Medical Director of LabOne Canada. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Toronto and trained in Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children. Later he completed a PhD in Biochemistry at McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute. Following his training he combined a research and clinical career in biochemical genetics at the Hospital for Sick Children and was a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Toronto. From 1976 to 1986 he was Associate Director of the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children where he established the HSC Research Development Corporation, an applied research and technology transfer company and served as President and CEO of that company from 1982-1989. He has been a Director of several biotechnology companies. In 1990 he joined Crown Life Insurance Company and was Vice President and Chief Medical Director from 1991-1998. He was a member of the Executive of the Canadian Life Insurance Medical Officers Association from 1991-1998 and was President in 1994-95. He lectures frequently on the use of genetic tests in insurance risk assessment and consults on genetic issues to insurance companies.