Research Projects

Below is a sample of research projects that you can consider as part of your graduate degree program. Please ensure to review the departmental websites of all potential faculty members by using the supervisor search.

Last namesort descending First name Research Interest Desired start dates: Project areas Financial support options:
Kronstad James Pathogenesis of infectious diseases, Medical Mycology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Fungal diseases of plants Any time / year round, 2018, 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

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Kruecken Reiner Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Astrophysics, Neutrino Physics 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Structure and Dynamics of Rare Isotopes relevant for the synthesis of the heavy chemical elements in the universe
Detector Technologies for the next generation neutrinoless double beta-decay search experiment nEXO

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Kruk Edward Andrew child and family policy and practice, family mediation, co-parenting after divorce, addiction 2018
Krzic Maja Soil science, Soil science education, Inegration of multimedia and soil science 2017, 2018

Long-term Improvements in Soil Productivity due to Grassland Set-asides
Quantification and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from high-value agricultural production systems in British Columbia

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Kubota Ryuko language education, multicultural education, culture and language, race and language teaching, language ideologies, critical applied linguistics 2019, 2020

Historical study on meta discourse on language and language learning among Japanese students in China from 1900-1945.

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

Some financial support is available
Laher Ismail regulation of small artery tone, mechanisms of pressuce-induced vasomotor responses, exercise, sleep 2018, 2019, 2020
Lakshmanan Laks data management and data cleaning, data warehousing and OLAP, data and text mining, analytics on big graphs and news, social networks and media, recommender systems 2018
Lalji Fawziah 2018
Lamers Yvonne Nutritional Biochemistry, Micronutrients, Vitamins, Nutritional Biomarker, Pregnancy, Periconceptional folic acid supplementation, Prenatal Supplements, Newborn Screening, Toddler Nutrition, Clinical Chemistry 2018

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

Some financial support is available
Lamontagne Andre Quebecois Literature, Literary Theory, Canadian Studies Any time / year round
Lange Philipp pediatric cancer, post translational protein modification Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Laule Cornelia magnetic resonance imaging, brain, spinal cord, myelin, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, neurological diseases Any time / year round
Law Michael Pharmaceutical policy, Program evaluation, Observational studies, Global Health, Health Policy Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Lazrak Ali Asset pricing, Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance, Household portfolio choice 2018

Different research projects in the finance area are available

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Leander Brian Evolutionary morphology, Marine invertebrate zoology, Evolutionary protistology, Species discovery, Phylogenetic biology, Comparative organismal biology, Marine biodiversity Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Leavitt Blair Huntington disease, Neurogenetics, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Frontotemporal Dementia, Mouse models of disease, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Gene Regulation, Experimental Therapeutics, Gene Silencing and Gene Editing, Gene Therapy, Medical Genetics 2018

Mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases
Clinical biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases (Imaging, CSF, Blood)
Gene silencing, gene editing and gene therapy for brain diseases
Transcriptional regulation of disease genes
Experimental therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases
Induced pluripotent stem cells models of human brain diseases

Some financial support is available
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.
1) Functional genomics projects to improve photosynthetic productivity of microalgae under stressors like excess light and poor nutrient.
2) Molecular genetics projects to analyze mutants defective for sexual development in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
3) Comparative... Read More

Some financial support is available
Lee Gene Business Analytics, Applied Machine Learning, Text Mining, Mobile Ecosystem, Social Media Analysis, Cybersecurity Any time / year round

- Application of Big Data in Business Applications
- Social Media Analysis
- Cybersecurity
- E-Commerce

Some financial support is available
Lefebvre Louis Role of imprinted genes in mammalian development 2017
Lester Richard Digital health, Mobile health (mHealth), Precision care, Patient-centered care, Global Health 2018

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.

Some financial support is available
Leyton-Brown Kevin Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Algorithms, Game theory, Auction theory 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Li Linda Patient help-seeking experiences , Shared decision-making, Patient self-management , E-health & digital media, Rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions in arthritis management , Health services research, Patient engagement, Knowledge translation, Implementation science Any time / year round

1) Physical activity promotion using digital technology
2) Shared-decision making
3) Patient self-management
4) Integrated knowledge translation - patient engagement in research

**Visit the Arthritis, Joint Health & Knowledge Translation Research Program website for a current list of Dr Li's research projects: http://... Read More

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
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

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.

Some financial support is available
Lindsey Charles Traffic congestion, Road pricing, Financing transportation infrastructure, Public transit, Advanced traveler information systems, Queuing Any time / year round

Traffic congestion, Road pricing, Financing transportation infrastructure, Public transit, Advanced traveler information systems.

Some financial support is available
Lister Alison Large Hadron Collier (LHC), ATLAS experiment, Search for physics beyond the standard model, top quarks Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Liston Mary Ann Public law, Administrative law, Jurisprudence, Rule of law, Constitutional law, Comparative public law, Law and literature, Law and politics, Democracy, Values and norm systems, Political regimes 2018
Liu-Ambrose Teresa Healthy Aging, Mobility, Falls, Brain Health 2018

Exercise to promote cognitive and brain health.
The neural interplay between cognitive function and mobility.

Some financial support is available
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 2017

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.

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Lorincz Matthew Epigenetics, Chromatin, Development, Epigenomics 2018

Male and female gremlin development
Role of retroelements in gene regulation
Interplay between epigenetic marks and DNA methylation in the early embryo

Applicants need to be self-funded
Loutzenheiser Lisa sexuality, anti-oppressive education, queer studies, critical race theory, youth studies, gender studies, qualitative methodologies, ethnography, LGBTQ, sexuality education, alternative education, marginalized youth, curriculum policy 2018

Marginalized youth
SOGI Policy and Implementation
Queer and poststructural theories
Critical race theory
Sexuality Education

Some financial support is available
Lu Xiaonan Food safety, Food microbiology, Analytical chemistry, Molecular microbiology, Nanotechnology, Advanced material, Microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip", Sensor Any time / year round, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Food safety
Food microbiology
Molecular microbiology
Microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip"
Food authentication
Fabrication of nano-biosensor

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
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... Read More

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
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 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
MacLachlan Mark Supramolecular Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Cellulose nanocrystals, Chitin, Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
MacLean Karon human-computer interaction, haptic interfaces, human-robot interaction, design of user interfaces 2018, 2019

Human-robot interaction, user interface design, interactive sensing

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Madden John artificial muscle, wearables, smart materials, electronic skin Any time / year round

We are developing new wearable technologies for medical, robotic and consumer applications.

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Manges Amee Epidemiology, Molecular epidemiology, Public health 2018

Human microbiome research and molecular epidemiology

Mansoor Jaleh Modernism, Twentieth Century European Art, Formalism, Marxist Feminism, Marxism and Critical Theory 2018 Some financial support is available
Marins de Carvalho Ricardo Any time / year round
Marra Marco Cancer, Genomics, Epigenomics, Bioinformatics Any time / year round

Biomarker / gene signature discovery
Personalized genomic medicine
Cancer evolution
Cancer genome landscapes
Functional genomics

Some financial support is available
Marshall Hallie Theatre, Ancient Greek Theatre, Classics, Reception Studies, History of the Book, Tony Harrison, Contemporary British Theatre, Poetry 2019

See my areas of research interest.

Marshall Sheila adolescent social identity, parent-adolescent interactions, adolescent well-being 2018

Adolescent social identity; adolescent relationships with non-parental adults; adolescent well-being

Some financial support is available
Marshall Christopher Warren 2018 Some financial support is available
Martindale Andrew Indigenous Archaeology, Northwest Coast, Oral Traditions, Spatial Analyses, Archaeology and the Law, Political Economy, Radiocarbon Dating Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Martinez Mark Fluid mechanics, Complex fluids, Flow visualization 2018 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
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
Masse Louise Childhood obesity with specific interests in prevention and treatment using lifestyle modification 2018, 2019, 2020

1) Understand how behaviour modification works to change lifestyles behaviours associated with obesity - Randomized control trial
2) Understand how transitioning from elementary schools to secondary school influence student health behaviours associated with obesity
3) Understand the influence of the Active Play standards influence licensed childcare centre as well as the... Read More

Some financial support is available
Matthewson Lisa Salish languages, Tsimshianic languages, Austronesian languages, Cross-linguistic variation and universals, Semantic fieldwork Any time / year round Some financial support is available