This list shows a selection of faculty members who are currently looking for new graduate students. They may have specified particular projects they wish to fill. Please ensure to review the departmental profile of each faculty member to learn more about their research interests and to ensure a good fit to your intended studies at UBC.
|Last name||First name||Research Interest||Desired start dates:||Project areas|
|Karczmarek||Joanna||String theory, Matrix models, Emergent spacetime and gravity, Noncommutative geometry||Any time / year round|
|Kealy||David||Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Personality, Emotional functioning||Any time / year round|
|Kiefl||Robert||condensed matter physics, polarons, multiferroics, superconductivity, magnetism||Any time / year round||
controlling magnetic and electric properties with electric fields
diffusion of Li in battery electrode materials
|Klein||Peter||Global Journalism, Innovation in Journalism, Documentary Production, Investigative Reporting||Any time / year round||
Investigative reporting on global supply chains
|Klein Geltink||Ramon||Immunometabolism, T cell function, Adoptive cellular therapy||Any time / year round||
My research program at UBC/BCCHRI aims to better understand how the immune system can be used to treat childhood diseases. In children with cancer, the immune system is no longer able to rid the body of cancerous cells. In children with autoimmune diseases the immune system gets rid of healthy cells of the body. We are particularly interested in the metabolism of immune cells.
Cellular... Read More
|Klinkenberg||Brian||Geographic Information Science, Environmental Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Citizen Science Initiatives||Any time / year round||
Please view my home page for a listing of current projects.
|Knox||Sara||Micrometeorology, Biogeochemistry, Hydrology, Ecology, Climate Change||Any time / year round||
Carbon Fluxes in Restored Wetlands
In collaboration with several other research groups at UBC, we are measuring greenhouse gas exchange and evapotranspiration over a restoring peatland, Burns Bog. This site is a raised domed peat bog in Metro Vancouver that is undergoing re-wetting as a restoration management following peat harvesting and associated drainage. While... Read More
|Kobor||Michael||Epigenetics, Social Epigenetics, Molecular Biology , Chromatin Biology||Any time / year round|
|Koehle||Michael||Exercise physiology, environmental physiology, sport and exercise medicine, Air Pollution, Sport and Exercise Medicine, Environmental Physiology, Altitude||Any time / year round||
Interaction between exercise and air pollution.
|Kopp||Janel||Pancreas, Pancreatic cancer, Pancreatic development, Modeling cancer||Any time / year round, 2019, 2020||
|Krishnan||Harish||Incentive distortions in supply chains, Contracts and supply chains, Supply chain management, Operations management||Any time / year round|
|Kronstad||James||Pathogenesis of infectious diseases, Medical Mycology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Fungal diseases of plants||Any time / year round, 2019||
Characterization of iron uptake and regulatory functions in Cryptococcus neoformans
Analysis of virulence factor export to the cell surface in Cryptococcus neoformans
Characterization of the chloroplast as a target of fungal attack
Analysis of nutrient acquisition during fungal pathogenesis
|Kruk||Edward Andrew||child and family policy and practice, family mediation, co-parenting after divorce, addiction||Any time / year round|
|Kwakkel||Erik||History of the Book, Reading, Medieval Manuscripts, Paleography, Codicology, Digital Humanities, Cultural Heritage, History of Libraries||Any time / year round||
Manuscript studies; History of the Book; History of Reading; History of Libraries; Materiality of Information (Book Design); Cultural Heritage; Digitization; Digital Humanities.
|Laffin||Christina||premodern Japanese literature, medieval Japanese history, women's writing, Japanese women's history, travel writing, autobiography, Japanese poetry, literacy, socialization, wet nursing, narratology||Any time / year round||
Heian and Kamakura-era literature, late Heian and medieval women's history
|Lagresa||Elizabeth||Early modern Literature and Culture, Early modern Theater, Early modern Visual and Material culture, Queer, Gender and Sexuality studies, Cross-cultural and Comparative studies||Any time / year round|
|Lamers||Yvonne||Nutritional Biochemistry, Micronutrients, Vitamins, Nutritional Biomarker, Pregnancy, Periconceptional folic acid supplementation, Prenatal Supplements, Newborn Screening, Toddler Nutrition, Clinical Chemistry, Maternal and Child Health, Newborn Screening||Any time / year round, 2019||
My enthusiasm for research draws from my interest in the biochemistry and physiology of nutrition-related diseases and in targeted and population-based strategies of chronic disease prevention and optimal health promotion. My research focuses on micronutrients and specifically B-vitamins and their kinetics and functions in human metabolism. B-vitamins are required for normal cell growth and... Read More
|Lamontagne||Andre||Quebecois Literature, Literary Theory, Canadian Studies||Any time / year round|
|Lange||Philipp||pediatric cancer, post translational protein modification, personalized medicine||Any time / year round|
|Lansdorp||Peter||DNA replication, epigenetics and stem cells, Telomeres, genomic instability, aging and cancer, Application of single cell Strand-seq in precision medicine||Any time / year round, 2019||
Asymmetric cell divisions are essential for the development of all multicellular organisms. Many mechanisms are known to help secure differences in cell fate between daughter cells following the division of a parental stem cell. Current studies in the Lansdorp lab focus on three questions that can only (!) be answered using our single cell sequencing technique called Strand-seq:
|Laule||Cornelia||magnetic resonance imaging, brain, spinal cord, myelin, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, neurological diseases, image analysis||Any time / year round|
|Law||Michael||Pharmaceutical policy, Program evaluation, Observational studies, Global Health, Health Policy||Any time / year round|
|Leander||Brian||Evolutionary morphology, Marine invertebrate zoology, Evolutionary protistology, Species discovery, Phylogenetic biology, Comparative organismal biology, Marine biodiversity||Any time / year round|
|Lee||Jae-Hyeok||genetic engineering of microalgae for robust biomass production, the roles of sexuality in the evolution of developmental mechanisms||Any time / year round||
Our work aims to explore evolutionary potential of microalgae using Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a model system.
|Lester||Richard||Digital health, Mobile health (mHealth), Precision Public Health, Patient-centered care, Global Health||Any time / year round||
Global digital health for patient engagement in care. Work in Canada, Africa and globally. Quantitative and qualitative studies, implementation research, and digital health policy and ethics. Especially among scaling interventions to benefit vulnerable populations.
|Li||Shyh-dar||drug delivery, pharmaceutics, nanomedicine, biopharmaceutics||Any time / year round||
1. Development of lipid and polymer based nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery to tumors 2. Development of child-friendly formulations 3. Ocular drug delivery 4. Drug delivery to the brain 5. Sustained drug release formulations 6. Gene delivery
|Li||Linda||Patient help-seeking experiences , Shared decision-making, Patient self-management , E-health, Rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions in arthritis management , Health services research, Patient engagement, Knowledge translation, Implementation science, Digital media||Any time / year round||
Visit the Arthritis, Joint Health & Knowledge Translation Research Program website for a current list of Dr Li's research projects:... Read More
|Lim||Chinten James||tumour cell biology, mechanisms of drug resistance, integrin cell adhesion and migration, tumour microenvironment, pediatric oncology||Any time / year round||
Integrin cell adhesion in chemotherapeutic resistance. Immunogenic cell death. Cardiomyocyte biology. Pediatric oncology.
|Lindsey||Charles||Traffic congestion, Road pricing, Financing transportation infrastructure, Public transit, Advanced traveler information systems, Queuing, Parking policy, Climate change||Any time / year round||
Traffic congestion, Road pricing, Financing transportation infrastructure, Public transit, Advanced traveler information systems, Parking policy, Climate change
|Lister||Alison||Large Hadron Collier (LHC), ATLAS experiment, Search for physics beyond the standard model, top quarks, Dark Matter, Detector development||Any time / year round|
|Liu-Ambrose||Teresa||Healthy Aging, Fall Prevention, Cognitive Aging, Sleep, Physical Activity, Mobility||Any time / year round||
Increasing precision in exercise prescription to promote cognitive and brain health. The neural interplay between cognitive function and mobility. The relationship between sleep and cognitive function. Preventing falls in high-risk older adults.
|Loewen||Christopher||Membranes and Organelles, Lipid Signalling, Lipid Traffic, Membrane Contact Sites, Genetic Networks, Systems Biology, Super Resolution Microscopy, Cell Polarity, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi, Membrane Diffusion Barriers, Cell Biology, Autism, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cancer Cell Metabolism||Any time / year round||
We currently have projects in the areas of genetic networks, cell signalling, membrane contact sites, cell polarity, cancer metabolism and autism. We use multiple model systems to study these topics including budding yeast for genetic network analysis, model human cell lines for cell signalling and microscopy, and knockout mouse genetic models for in vivo functional analysis.
|Loss||Cristiano||Timber Engineering, Wood Building Systems, Hybrid Wood-Based Systems, Seismic Design and Analysis of Timber Structures, Industrialised Wood Systems, Engineered Wood Solutions, Wood as Structural Material, Engineering Wood Design||Any time / year round, 2019, 2020|
|Low||Margaret||Indigenous sovereignty , Reconciliation, Indigenous community planning||Any time / year round|
|Lu||Xiaonan||Food safety, Food microbiology, Analytical chemistry, Molecular microbiology, Nanotechnology, Advanced material, Microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip", Sensor, Gut microbiome, Food microbiome||Any time / year round, 2019, 2020||
Food safety Food microbiology Molecular microbiology Nanotechnology Microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" Food authentication Fabrication of nano-biosensor Gut microbiome Food microbiome
|Lynn||Francis||diabetes, ß-cell development, ß-cell biology, Human pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR/Cas, transcriptional regulation||Any time / year round||
Research in the Lynn lab is targeted at understanding the insulin-producing pancreatic β-cell, how it fails during diabetes mellitus and how we can make surrogate cells to cure diabetes. We use a variety of models to study the regulatory pathways important for embryonic β-cell genesis and function. The current focus of research in the lab is understanding how DNA-binding transcription factors... Read More
|MacKenzie||Scott||Eighteenth Century British Literature, British Romantic Literature, Prose Fiction, Poetry, Scotland, Jane Austen, Walter Scott, James Hogg, Laurence Sterne, Henry Fielding, Ann Radcliffe, Gothic, Picturesque, Aesthetics, Home/Domesticity, Poverty, Scarcity, Ecologies, Political Economy, Edmund Burke, Animal Studies, Literary Theory||Any time / year round|
|MacLachlan||Mark||Supramolecular Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Cellulose nanocrystals, Chitin, Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry||Any time / year round|
|Madden||Kenneth||Exercise interventions, Sedentary Behaviour, Syncope, Falls Prevention, Infodemiology, Machine Learning||Any time / year round||
Dr. Ken Madden holds the Allan M. McGavin Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of British Columbia and the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Geriatrics Journal. His lab has examined the effect of exercise interventions in older adults with Type 2 diabetes, the ability of different forms of exercise to impact arterial stiffness in subjects at high cardiometabolic risk, and the impact of... Read More
|Madden||John||artificial muscle, wearables, smart materials, electronic skin, supercapacitors, electrochemical devices, medical devices||Any time / year round, 2019||
We are developing new wearable technologies for medical, robotic and consumer applications.
|Malakaj||Ervin||German Studies, German Film Studies, German Media Studies, German Media History, Queer Theory and Queer Studies, Feminist and Queer Film Historiography, Critical Pedagogy||Any time / year round|
|Mansoor||Jaleh||Modernism, Twentieth Century European Art, Formalism, Marxist Feminism, Marxism and Critical Theory||Any time / year round|
|Marra||Marco||Cancer Biology, Genomics, Epigenomics, Bioinformatics, Genetics||Any time / year round||
Biomarker / gene signature discovery / Personalized genomic medicine / Cancer evolution / Cancer genome landscapes / Functional genomics
|Martindale||Andrew||Indigenous Archaeology, Northwest Coast, Oral Traditions, Spatial Analyses, Archaeology and the Law, Political Economy, Radiocarbon Dating, Indian Residential Schools||Any time / year round|
|Martone||Patrick||Phycology, Macroalgae, Evolution, Biomechanics, Intertidal Zone, Ecology||Any time / year round|
|Marzban||Lucy||Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Islet Transplantation, Beta Cell Death, Beta Cell survival, Islet Function, Apoptotic Pathways, Cytokines, Prohormone Processing||Any time / year round|
|Matthewson||Lisa||Salish languages, Tsimshianic languages, Austronesian languages, Cross-linguistic variation and universals, Semantic fieldwork||Any time / year round|
|Mawani||Renisa||Colonial Legal History, Critical Theory, Race and Racism, Oceans and Maritime Worlds, Time and Temporality||Any time / year round|
|Maxwell||Christopher||Hereditary Cancer, Cell division, Cell migration, Differentiation, Cell polarity||Any time / year round|
|Mayer||Ulrich||hydrogeology, low-temperature geochemistry, groundwater contamination, groundwater remediation, mine waste management||Any time / year round||
Development of multicomponent reactive transport modeling tools for multiphase systems