Interdisciplinary Oncology

Interdisciplinary Oncology offers advanced study and research in a variety of fields relating to oncology. The focus on interdisciplinarity is accomplished through a breadth of coverage in the following disciplines: molecular and cellular biology, genetics, biophysics, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical sciences, radiological sciences, immunology, socio-behavioural studies, and epidemiology.


Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Aparicio, Samuel Breast cancer, genome sequencing
Bally, Marcel Bertran Pancreas centre
Baumbusch, Jennifer long-term residential care, family caregiving, Intellectual Disability, nursing care of older adults
Benard, Francois Medical isotopes Radioisotopes Nuclear Medicine Cancer Imaging Molecular imaging of cancer Radionuclide therapy, Cancer division, radiology, pancreas centre
Bennewith, Kevin Oncology; Molecular Pathology & Cell Biology; Cancer research; Solid tumour microenvironment; Hypoxia; Metastasis research; Pre-metastatic niche; Targeting hypoxic tumour cells in therapy; Radiation biology
Brooks-Wilson, Angela human genetics; cancer genetics; cancer families; longevity; Super seniors; genetic susceptibility
Brown, Carolyn Janet Gene Regulation and Expression; Chromosomes: Structure / Organization; Applied Genetics; Epigenetic control of gene expression; X-chromosome inactivation; Long non-coding RNAs; XIST RNA; Genes escaping X-chromosome inactivation; DNA methylation
Burgess, Michael Genetics and Ethics; Ethics and Health; Applied Ethics; Individual and Collective Ethics; Participatory research; Public deliberation; Health Policy; Science Policy; Deliberative Democracy
Buttyan, Ralph Kidneys, Urinary System, Benign Bladder Dysfunctions
Campbell, Kristin Breast Cancer; Rehabilitation; Physiology; Quality of Life and Aging; Exercise Physiology; physical function; oncology; Biomarkers
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
Daugaard, Mads Cell Signaling and Cancer; Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Stress and Cancer; Immunotherapy; Cell Therapy of Cancer; Chemotherapy; Radiotherapy; Cancer biology; glycobiology; DNA damage response pathways; Cancer therapy; Cancer diagnostics; Stress signalling in cancer
Dedhar, Shoukat molecular biology, molecular biology as it relates to disease; developing new theraputics for cancer; how brain cells (neurons)make connections, therapeutics for cancer; molecular genetics and cancer; medical research, cancer, inflammatory diseases, cariovascular diseases, Cellular proteins, extracellular martrix, integrins, signal transduction, calreticulin, protein kinase, gene expression, cell differentiation
Dong, Xuesen Hormone Dependent Cancers; Prostate Cancer; Endocrine Regulation; Gene Regulation and Expression; Prematurity
Eaves, Constance Jean Normal and leukemic stem cells, normal and malignant breast stem cells
Garnis, Catherine Cancer biology; Tumor progression; Oral premalignant lesions; Head and neck cancer; RNA biology, microRNAs; Alternative splicing; Biomarkers
Gleave, Martin Infectious diseases, interdisciplinary oncology, prostate
Hay, Kevin
Hieter, Philip Molecular biology of eukaryotic chromosome transmission
Hirst, Martin Carcinogenesis; Leukemia; Cellular Differentiation; Bioinformatics; Genomics; Molecular Genetics; Epigenomics
Holt, Robert Immunogenetics, Metagenomics - Infectious agents in Cancer, Cancer Genomes, Neurobiology, DNA Sequencing
Howard, Fuchsia health service needs of vulnerable, high-risk survivors of acute life-threatening illness, specifically, cancer survivors and survivors of critical illnesses; hereditary cancer prevention and risk management and psychosocial and ethnocultural factors that shape health and illness experiences
Huntsman, David Corporate Law; Contracts; Competition Law; legal history
Jiang, Xiaoyan Cancer drug development and therapeutics; Basic and translational leukemia research; Leukemic stem cell biology; Gene regulation; Drug resistance; Proteomics; Immunotherapy
Jones, Steven J Bioinformatics, genome science, mutations, cancer progression
Karsan, Aly Hematological tumours; Cancer molecular targets; Leukemia; Hematopoiesis; Genomics and epigenomics; Noncoding RNAs; Aging
Kitts, David Food chemistry and toxicology, cellular and molecular mechanism, oncology
Kuchenbauer, Florian stem cell transplantation; translational leukemia research; treatment of patients with hematological diseases; physiology of normal and malignant hematopoiesis
Lam, Wan Cancer progression; Genome biology; Epigenetics; Molecular Systems Biology; Lung Cancer; Technology Development
Lam, Stephen C Lung cancer, optical imaging, tomography, spectroscopy
Lee, Tim Computing; Early Cancer Detection; Epidemiologic Research on Skin Cancer
Lin, Kuo-Shyan development of radiotracers for applications in oncology and neuroscience, development of radiolabeled 2-arylbenzothiazoles for imaging amyloid plaques in the brain of Alzheimer's disease patients, development of radiolabeled bioactive molecules for cancer imaging
Lockwood, William Cancer; Genetics; genomics; Proteomics; Lung cancer; drug discovery; Oncogene signaling; Immune response
Loree, Jonathan
Lovato, Chris Health promotion, population health and program evaluation, impact of health programs and policies, particularly in the areas of cancer prevention and health services
Marra, Marco Genomics; Bioinformatics; Molecular Genetics; Cancer Genetics; Genes; Genetic Mapping; Genome; genomics; Genetics; Epigenomics; Cancer biology
McNagny, Kelly Marshall Cellular immunology; Regenerative medicine (including stem cells and tissue engineering); Stem Cells; Immunology; Inflammation; Mouse models of human disease; Tissue degeneration/regeneration; Cancer; innate immune response; kidney function; Biologics and therapeutics
Morin, Gregg Proteomics, protein-protein interactions, protein isoform function, alternative splicing
Murphy, Rachel Nutrition; Nutrition and Cancer; Community Health / Public Health; Obesity; Cancer prevention; Aging
Nelson, Brad Cell Therapy of Cancer; Cancer immunology and immunotherapy; Oncolytic viruses; T cell engineering; Clinical trials; Cell therapies
Nielsen, Torsten Cancer of the Musculoskeletal System; Breast Cancer; Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Translational research; Biomarker development; Experimental Therapeutics; Clinical trials; Epigenomics; Immuno-oncology; Tissue-based diagnostic technologies
Olson, Robert Radiotherapy; Head and Neck Cancer; Breast Cancer; Lung Cancer; Epidemiology; Community Health / Public Health; Social Determinants of Cancer; patient reported outcomes; health services delivery; stereotactic radiotherapy; Clinical trials
Ong, Christopher Prostate cancer growth; Treatment resistance; Cell signalling pathways; SEMA3C
Rahmim, Arman medical physics; Molecular imaging; Image Reconstruction; Quantitative Imaging; Machine learning and radiomics; Theranostics
Renouf, Daniel
Roskelley, Calvin Breast cancer, ovarian cancer
Sadar, Marianne
Schaeffer, David Cancer Genetics; Pancreas; Genomics; Pathology; Bioinformatics; Cancer biology; Genomic rearrangements; patient derived models
Schaffer, Paul Positron Emission Tomography Imaging
Schrader, Kasmintan Genomics & Bioinformatics, Clinical Genetics, Genetic Counselling and Ethics & Policy


Erin Marshall

Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Oncology (PhD)
Karama Asleh, UBC graduate student, Interdisciplinary Oncology

Karama Asleh

Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Oncology (PhD)