International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries

ICORD is a world leading health research centre focused on spinal cord injury. From the lab-based cellular level of understanding injury to rehabilitation and recovery, our researchers are dedicated to the development and translation of more effective strategies to promote prevention, functional recovery, and improved quality of life after spinal cord injury. Located at Vancouver General Hospital in the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, ICORD is supported by UBC Faculty of Medicine and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

Campus
Vancouver

Open Research Positions

This list of possible research projects is non-exhaustive. It only shows positions that are specifically advertised in the G+PS website.

Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Bernatchez, Pascal Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cardiovascular Diseases; Cardiovascular System; Genetic Diseases; Hypertension; Atherosclerosis; Angiogenesis; Muscular Diseases; Neuromuscular Diseases; Lipid/Lipoprotein analysis; Lipid Disorders; Pharmacokinetics; Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; angiogenesis; endothelium; nitric oxide; muscular dystrophy; atherosclerosis; endothelial dysfunction; lipoproteins; Marfan syndrome; vascular disease; Inflammation
Boyd, John Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) The cross-application of techniques from cardiovascular physiology and immunology has resulted in exciting discoveries, including proving for the first time that stimulation of Toll-Like Receptors expressed by cardiac myocytes resulted in cardiac contractile dysfunction
Brunham, Liam Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical, health and life sciences; Lipids; Genetics; Pharmacogenomics; Cardiovascular diseases
Camp, Patricia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Rehabilitation; Environment and Respiratory Diseases; Native Health; Rehabilitation Care and Services; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Mobility; Health Care Technologies; Telemedicine; pulmonary rehabilitation; health services delivery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Indigneous health; Mixed methods; Knowledge translation; Physical Activity; E-health
Carlsten, Christopher Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Environment and Respiratory Diseases
Daley, Denise Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Complex Trait Genetics; Genetic Diseases; Asthma; Susceptibility Genes; Genetics of Aging; genetic epidemiology; statistical genetics; Epigenetics; gene-gene and gene-environment interactions
Dorscheid, Delbert Richard Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Asthma, Inflammatory Respiratory Diseases, Respiratory System
Francis, Gordon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) lipoproteins; Cholesterol metabolism; Cardiovascular risk factors; Prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes; High density lipoproteins (HDL)
Granville, David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Autoimmunity; Medical molecular engineering of nucleic acids and proteins; Proteases; Granzymes; Extracellular matrix; Chronic inflammation; Aging; Disease models; Autoimmune disease; Skin; Vascular biology
Hackett, Tillie-Louise Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Molecular determinants of COPD, small airway obstruction, angiotensin signalling, defective airway epithelial differentiation in asthma, human lung cell repository
Krahn, Andrew Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) management of cardiac arrhythmias; investigation of genetic causes of arrhythmias, causes of loss of consciousness and implantable arrhythmia device monitoring
Lam, Tania Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Sensorimotor physiology; Kinesiology; Physical therapy; Neurological disorders (except neuromuscular diseases); gait rehabilitation; exercise; neurorecovery; urogenital function; urologic rehabilitation
Leipsic, Jonathon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Diagnostic performance and radiation reduction as well as CT to guide minimally invasive valve intervention
Luo, Honglin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Viral Infections; Cardiomyopathy; Lung Cancer; Central Nervous System Inflammatory Diseases; Protein quality control in cardiac remodeling; Oncolytic virus for lung cancer therapy; Enteroviral infection and neurodegeneration; RNA viruses
Martin Ginis, Kathleen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Psychosocial, sociocultural and behavioral determinants of health; exercise behaviour change science; Spinal cord injury; participation; disability; psychological well-being
Ng, Raymond Tak-yan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Data mining and analysis, health informatics, text summarization, text mining
Russell, James Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) old world, Iron Age, Celtic, classical Greek, Roman and Byzantine art, archaeology, architecture, ancient Roman daily life and culture;Roman military organization early Christianity; magic in antiquity; Greek and Roman inscriptions and coins; Scottish and Irish archaeology; old world and classical architecture, archaeology and culture with emphasis on Western Europe and Middle East; Celtic (especially Ireland and Scotland); Greek and Roman, classical and Byzantine; Latin, Greek, Lallans and lowland Scots; Scottish literature; Robert Burns; Scottish poetry generally; ancient through early Islam, especially Turkey; Eastern Europe, New therapy for sepsis (severe infection), septic shock and acute lung injury, role of genetics of the inflammatory response in the critically ill
Sandford, Andrew Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) genetic basis of asthma and has extended his studies to include the genetics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and peanut allergy as well as the genetic basis of pulmonary disease severity in cystic fibrosis; potential effects on gene function of genetic variants associated with these disease outcomes
Seow, Chun Yong Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Asthma; Muscle; Respiratory System; Physiology; Airway smooth muscle; Contraction mechanism
Shadgan, Babak Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical biotechnology diagnostics (including biosensors); Orthopedics; Clinical Biophotonics; Sports & Exercise Medicine; Musculoskeletal Medicine; Wearable & Implantable Biosensors
Tebbutt, Scott Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Genomics and Proteomics; Asthma; Heart Transplantation; Complex Trait Genetics; Fungal Infections; Occupational Lung Diseases; Dual organism molecular interaction (fungal spores & human airway epithelium); Early and late reactions in allergic asthma and rhinitis; Diagnostics of acute heart rejection; Neonatal vaccine immunogenicity; Systems biology, biomarkers & bioinformatics
Van Eeden, Stephanus Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Mechanisms of lung inflammation, particularly, lung inflammation caused by infection, cigarette smoking and air pollution
Walley, Keith Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Organ failure during sepsis
Wellington, Cheryl Lea Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Alzheimer's Disease; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Trauma / Injuries; Lipid/Lipoprotein analysis; Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials; Traumatic Brain Injury; Tissue Engineering; Biomarkers; drug discovery; Apolipoprotein E; Cerebrovascular function
Yang, Decheng Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cardiovascular and pulmonary, infectious diseases, host gene responses to viral infections