About Metaphase: Background and Credentials


Keep it simple. Make it cost and time effective. Let us manage the details. Metaphase combines scientific research experience and project management expertise with a communications specialization. We evaluate your requirements, agree on a process for moving forward, then implement a plan from start to finish and report results. Our success is measured by your results.


Chrystal Palaty, PhD, is the owner and Principal Consultant of Metaphase Health Research Consulting Inc. Chrystal received her PhD from the Experimental Medicine Program, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. After completing post-doctoral research at the University of Toronto and at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, she returned to Vancouver and served in managerial positions in the not-for-profit and private sectors. In 2007 she founded Metaphase to provide consulting services specifically to health and medical research organizations. This has now expanded with Metaphase providing services to the pharmaceutical industry and to corporations outside of the scientific sector.

Chrystal works effectively with all levels of an organization including executives, project managers, subject area specialists, physicians, scientists, patients and community representatives. She has outstanding organization skills with a proven ability to work with others to effectively design, implement and successfully complete projects.

Dr. Chrystal Palaty recently completed a Professional Grant Development Workshop from the Grant Training Centre. She has a Certificate in Management Development from the Sauder School of Business.

Chrystal occasionally blogs about her garden for BCLiving.ca and on her own blog. Her writing also appears in BC Home & Garden Magazine.


Metaphase collaborates with Dr. Craig Solid, from Solid Research Group, LLC, to provide an expanded scope of services to clients. Solid Research Group  provides guidance and assistance regarding the statistical analysis of health care research, and  has experience with the design, analysis, and reporting of clinical studies of a variety of types and sizes. To contact Dr. Craig Solid or to find out more about the Solid Research Group click here.


Metaphase draws on a professional network to meet your strategic requirements. Our team members include:  
  •      Transcriptionists to accurately document meetings and interviews
  •      Editors, writers and proofreaders with a range of experience and expertise
  •      Graphic designers and visual artists for diagrams, illustrations and lay out
  •      Web design experts
We are pleased to provide referrals to any of our trusted colleagues. Please contact us directly for their contact information