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 Mobile health (mHealth); Knowledge translation and implementation science in health; Patient and citizen engagement research; Physical therapy
Atiquzzaman, Mohammad
Av-Gay, Yossef Tuberculosis
Avina, 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
Barbic, Skye Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; assessment; community integration; health and well-being; Implementation Science; Individual Placement Support; measurement; Mental Health and Society; mental health; metrology; Patient Engagement; Rasch Measurement Theory; recovery; Supported Employment; youth
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
Blanke, Philipp
Blydt-Hansen, Tom Childhood Diseases; Pediatric kidney transplant; Injury phenotype; Rejection; Biomarkers; Metabolomics; Chemokines
Boyd, Jade
Boyd, Lara Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Learning; Learning and Memory; Motor System; Motor learning; Neurophysiology; Physiology; Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration; stroke
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
Brigham, Emily Asthma; COPD
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; Implementation Science
Bryan, Stirling Economics of health care, policy, from UK
Carleton, Bruce Pediatrics, clinical pharmacology, outcomes research, drug policy evaluation, health services research, drug safety and adverse drug reactions
Carlsten, Christopher Environment and Respiratory Diseases
Cembrowski, Mark Steven Molecular neuroscience; Mathematical modelling and simulation; Mechanisms of memory in the brain; Anxiety; Big Data; Bioinformatics; Cell types; Computation; CRISPR-Cas9; Fear; Genetics; modeling; Neural circuits; neuroscience; Neuroscience of memory; PTSD; RNAseq
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 Other clinical medicine; sudden cardiac death; chain of survival; out of hospital cardiac arrest; emergency medical services; resuscitation science
Cibere, Jolanda Rheumatology; early osteoarthritis; magnetic resonance imaging in osteoarthritis; biomarkers in osteoarthritis; progression of early osteoarthritis; clinical detection of early osteoarthritis
Conway, Edward Basic medicine and life sciences; coagulation; Innate immunity; Inflammation; vascular biologh
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 Cancer progression and metastasis; Mechanisms of carcinogenesis; 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; Cell stress and Cancer; Cell 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.
Deering, Kathleen Medical, health and life sciences
Devlin, Angela Human nutrition and dietetics; Human reproduction and development sciences; Pathology (except oral pathology); cardiovascular disease; Children; developmental programming; Diabetes; Obesity
Doan, Quynh Medical, health and life sciences; Health Services; Child and youth mental health; Emergency medicine work load modelling
Dong, Xuesen Cancer progression and metastasis; Gene and molecular therapy; Prostate Cancer; RNA splicing and Gene Regulation; Drug development; Hormone Dependent Cancers; Endocrine Regulation; Premature Labour
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 Medical, health and life sciences; Stroke Rehabilitation; Motor function; Wearable sensors; Recovery of walking after stroke; Recovery of upper extremity function after stroke
Etminan, Mahyar Eye and Visual System Diseases; Pharmacoepidemiology; Epidemiology; Oular Epidemiology; Drug Safety; Epidemiologist Study Design; Causal Inference; Cancer Epidemiology
Fairbairn, Nadia Drug Abuse
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
Fleetham, John Sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, imaging techniques, respiratory muscle function, systemic blood pressure, hypothalamic pituitary function, psychological status, disordered breathing
Forbes, Connor Urology; Other basic medicine and life sciences; Drug discovery, design and delivery; Endourology; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia; Kidney stones; Translational research
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)



Student & Alumni Stories in Experimental Medicine

Pinhao Xiang

Master of Science in Experimental Medicine (MSc)

Ryan Huff

Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)

Marc Sze

Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)

Poh Tan

Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)

Kevin Johns

Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)

Juma Orach

Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)
UBC graduate student Daniel He

Daniel He

Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)

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