Experimental Medicine

Experimental Medicine offers research opportunities in the following specialties: cardiology, cancer biology, dermatology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, molecular medicine, nephrology, neurology, and respiratory medicine. All these fields can involve patients and/or experimental animal models.

 

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Faculty Members in Experimental Medicine

Name Research Interests
Afshar, Kourosh Genital reconstruction and pediatric renal transplant
Aparicio, Samuel Breast cancer, genome sequencing
Ashe, Maureen Rehabilitation Care and Services; Social Aspects of Aging; Health Care Technologies; Osteoporosis; Older Adults; Physical Activity; tele-rehabilitation; systematic reviews; fracture; built environment
Av-Gay, Yossef Infectious Diseases; Microbiology; drug discovery; Macrophage biology; Tuberculosis
Avina Zubieta, Juan Antonio Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases (SARDs); Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE); Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA); Long term effectiveness; Multivariate analyses; Outcomes assessment; Pharmaco-epidemiology
Ayas, Najib Public health and afety consequences of sleep apnea and sleep deprivation
Beristain, Alexander Guillermo Healthy Starts; cellular and molecular processes that direct trophoblast cell biology in early placental development; Examining the A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase (ADAM) family in trophoblast biology; Examining the effects of obesity-associated inflammation on the maternal-fetal interface; Identifying gene expression differences in subpopulations of trophoblasts in normal and pathological pregnancies
Black, Peter Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (especially equality rights); Canadian human rights legislation
Blydt-Hansen, Tom Childhood Diseases; Pediatric kidney transplant; Injury phenotype; Rejection; Biomarkers; Metabolomics; Chemokines
Boyd, John 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
Brauer, Michael Environmental and occupational health and safety; Health sciences; Public and population health; air pollution; built environment; Community Health / Public Health; environmental health; environmental epidemiology; healthy cities; remote sensing
Brubacher, Jeffrey drugs and driving, alcohol impaired driving, road safety
Brunham, Liam Medical, health and life sciences; Lipids; Genetics; Pharmacogenomics; Cardiovascular diseases
Brussoni, Mariana Developmental psychology; Psychosocial, sociocultural and behavioral determinants of health; Population health interventions; injury prevention; Children's outdoor play; Risky play; Parenting; health behaviour change
Bryan, Stirling Economics of health care, policy, from UK
Buttyan, Ralph Kidneys, Urinary System, Benign Bladder Dysfunctions
Carleton, Bruce Pharmacogenomics; Adverse drug reactions (ADRs); Drug safety and effectiveness; Clinical pharmacology; Pharmacovigilance
Carlsten, Christopher Environment and Respiratory Diseases
Cashman, Neil prion disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, protein misfolding diseases, Alzheimer's
Cherkasov, Artem Drug design; Bioinformatics, Molecular modeling; Proteomics; Artificial intelligence; Antibiotics
Chew, Ben how kidney stones form and in particular intestinal absorption of minerals that can form kidney stones (calcium and oxalate); genetically modifying bacteria normally used to make yogurt to express a naturally occurring enzyme that breaks down oxalate, thus preventing its absorption into the body where it can combine with calcium to form kidney stones.
Christenson, James Resuscitation; sudden cardiac death; chain of survival; out of hospital cardiac arrest; emergency medical services
Cibere, Jolanda Rheumatology; early osteoarthritis; magnetic resonance imaging in osteoarthritis; biomarkers in osteoarthritis; progression of early osteoarthritis; clinical detection of early osteoarthritis
Conway, Edward Translational research, blood, hemostasis-thrombosis, transfusion, coagulation, hematology, transgenic mice, vascular biology, endothelial, immunity, bleeding, thrombosis, arthritis, Coagulation, innate immunity, endothelial medicine, inflammation, cardiovascular disease
Cote, Helene HIV Infection, blood research, infectious diseases
Cox, Michael genetic testing, experiences of hereditary risk, social and ethical implications of genetics, interpersonal and family communication, qualitative research, narrative and story, Prostate cancer
Cresswell, Silke Functional imaging (PETand fMRI) in Parkinson
Daley, Denise Bioinformatics; Asthma; Complex Trait Genetics; Epigenetics; gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; Genetic Diseases; genetic epidemiology; Genetics of Aging; statistical genetics; Susceptibility Genes
Daugaard, Mads Clinical oncology; Pathology (except oral pathology); Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Cancer biology; Cancer diagnostics; Cancer therapy; Cell Signaling and Cancer; Cell Therapy of Cancer; Chemotherapy; DNA damage response pathways; glycobiology; Immunotherapy; Radiotherapy; Stress and Cancer; Stress signalling in cancer
De Vera, Mary examining how eHealth technologies can support new and existing models of care to improve care delivery and patient outcomes; exploring patients' perspectives and experiences with medication taking and adherence; and evaluating the use and impacts of medications among pregnant women, particularly with inflammatory conditions.
Devlin, Angela Human nutrition and dietetics; Human reproduction and development sciences; Pathology (except oral pathology); cardiovascular disease; Children; developmental programming; Diabetes; Obesity
Doan, Quynh Emergency Medicine; Health Services
Dong, Xuesen Clinical oncology; Endocrine Regulation; Gene Regulation and Expression; Hormone Dependent Cancers; Prematurity; Prostate Cancer
Dorscheid, Delbert Richard Asthma, Inflammatory Respiratory Diseases, Respiratory System
Doudet, Doris Brain imaging, mood disorders, stimulation therapies, Parkinson's disease
Du, Caigan Renal Diseases; Bioactive Molecules; Immune Reactions; Immunotherapy; Cell Therapy of Infectious and Immune Diseases; pathophysiology of Kidney disease; cell and antibody/protein therapy; Kidney transplantation and organ preservation; Technology for diagnosis of kidney disease; Peritoneal dialysis
Duronio, Vincent Signal transduction, enzymes, cell regulation, programmed cell death, apoptosis, protein kinase, phosphorylation networks, oxidized LDL, macrophages, gene regulation
Dutz, Jan Peter Immunity in Health & Disease, diabetes, dermatology
Eaves, Constance Jean Normal and leukemic stem cells, normal and malignant breast stem cells
Elango, Rajavel Protein Nutrition, Maternal-Fetal Nutrition, Childhood Malnutrition, Amino Acid Metabolism, Human Nutrition
Eng, Janice Neurorehabilitation, spinal cord, brain
Esdaile, John Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and systemic lupus
Etminan, Mahyar Eye and Visual System Diseases; Pharmacoepidemiology; Epidemiology; Oular Epidemiology; Drug Safety; Epidemiologist Study Design; Causal Inference; Cancer Epidemiology
Fast, Danya Social sciences; Substance Use; Substance Use Care; Adolescents and Young Adults; urban health; Urban Poverty; Medical Anthropology; Canada; East Africa
Field, Thalia stroke; Clinical trials; cerebral venous thrombosis; outcomes; cognition; Machine Learning
Fitzgerald, Mark asthma; tuberculosis:outcomes evaluation;clinical trials, Epidemiology
Fleetham, John Sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, imaging techniques, respiratory muscle function, systemic blood pressure, hypothalamic pituitary function, psychological status, disordered breathing
Ford, Nancy Medical physics; Medical biotechnology diagnostics (including biosensors); Dental materials and equipment; micro-computed tomography; physiological gating; contrast agents; models of respiratory disease; image-based measurements; dental imaging; x-ray imaging
Francis, Gordon lipoproteins; Cholesterol metabolism; Cardiovascular risk factors; Prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes; High density lipoproteins (HDL)
Gantt, Soren cytomegalovirus, Burkitt’s lymphoma, Cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, herpes simplex virus, congenital infection, newborn infection, Burkitt
 
 

Student & Alumni Stories in Experimental Medicine

Ryan Huff

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Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)

Marc Sze

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Poh Tan

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Kevin Johns

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Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)

Juma Orach

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Henry Lu

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UBC graduate student Daniel He

Daniel He

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Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)

Jacob Stubbs

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Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)

Jenny Tran

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