Research Projects

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 namesort descending First name Research Interest Desired start dates: Project areas
Milligan Kevin Economic Policies, Public Finance, Taxation, Pensions, Children, Inequality Any time / year round
Milstein Sara Religious Contexts, Literary or Artistic Works Analysis, History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses, Hebrew Bible and Near Eastern Studies, literary history of the Bible, Near Eastern scribal culture, Mesopotamian literature, biblical and cuneiform law Any time / year round
Miskovic Sanja Mineral Processing, Multiphase Systems, Production and Process Optimization, Optimization, Control and Operations Research, Prefeasibility and Pilot Scale, R&D and Innovation, Technological Innovations, Sensors and Devices, Multiphase Flows, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Experimental Fluid Dynamics, High Performance Computing, Minerals Processing, Embedded Sensors, IIoT, Industrial Big Data, Critical Elements Extraction Any time / year round
Mitchell Tamara Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Artistic and Literary Theories, Political Ideologies, Contemporary Mexican Literature and Culture, Neoliberalism, Globalization, (Post-)National Politics, Political Philosophy, Critical Theory, Border and Diaspora Studies, Contemporary Central American Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities (developing interest) Any time / year round

"Noisy Narrative" Latin American Literary Soundscapes" (Digital Humanities, Sound Studies, Literary Analysis)

Unbounded: Latin American Literature in the Age of Technological Globalization (book project)

Mitchell-Foster Sheona Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Cancer of the Reproductive System, Drugs and Pregnancy / Breast Feeding, Global Health and Emerging Diseases, AIDS / HIV, Urban and Rural Planning Policies, cervical cancer screening, HPV, rural and remote reproductive care, Indigenous women's health, perinatal substance-use, reproductive health of women living with HIV, culturally safe care, reproductive screening in LMIC Any time / year round
Mohseni Madjid Drinking Water, Chemical Pollutants, Used Water, Clean Technologies, Drinking water quality and treatment, Advanced oxidation, UV based water purification and treatment, Water re-use, Electrochemical water treatment processes Any time / year round
Moran Patrick Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses, Popular Cultures Produced and Broadcasted by Media, Medieval French Literature, Reader-Response Theory, Genre Theory, Narrative Theory, Material Philology, Comparative Medieval Literature, Arthurian Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Interactive Fiction, Cognitive Poetics, Medieval Narrative Literature, Old French, Medievalism Any time / year round

Medieval French literature, primarily (but not limited to) narrative literature of the 12th and 13th centuries.

Medievalism in contemporary literature.

Morin Gregg Proteomics, protein-protein interactions, protein isoform function, alternative splicing Any time / year round
Mortenson Ben Quality of Life and Aging, Social Aspects of Aging, Mobility, Rehabilitation, Accessibility, Assistive technology, Occupational therapy, Caregiving, Social participation, Spinal cord injury, Outcome measures, Robotics Any time / year round

My research focuses on four overlapping areas: assistive technology, social participation, caregiving and outcome measurement. My work is centered on four main populations: assistive technology users, informal and formal caregivers, individuals with spinal cord injury and residents in long-term care.

Mulpuri Kishore Cerebral Palsy, Bone Diseases, Connective Tissue Diseases, Joints (Articulations), Locomotor Activity / Movement Disorders, Muscle, Muscular Diseases, Neuromuscular Diseases, Musculoskeletal Deformation, Musculoskeletal Lesions and Repair, Trauma / Injuries, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, Pediatric Hip Conditions, Methodological Research, Orthopaedic Engineering , Patient Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance Any time / year round
Munzner Tamara Computer Systems, visualization, information visualization, visual analytics, data science Any time / year round
Murphy Michael Microbiology, Functional and Structural Proteomics, Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Microbial metal metabolism, Bacterial pathogenesis, Alternatives to antibiotics Any time / year round
Nan Ning Management, Information Systems, digital business, evolvable information systems, blockchain governance, online community, complex adaptive systems Any time / year round
Nelson Brad Cell Therapy of Cancer, Cancer immunology and immunotherapy, Oncolytic viruses, T cell engineering, Clinical trials, Cell therapies Any time / year round
Nguan Christopher Health Care Technologies, Transplantation and Graft Rejection, Robotics and Automation, Shape Recognition and Computer Graphics, Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials, Optimization, Control and Operations Research, Ethics and Health, Telemedicine, Health Information Systems, Prostate, Prostate Cancer, Male Urogenital System Disorders, Doppler ultrasound, Diagnostic Techniques, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, Nursing, Applied Genetics, Gene Therapy, Genetic Markers, Molecular Genetics, Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases, GeneTherapy of Infectious and Immune Diseases, Immunotherapy, Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines, Hemodynamic measurements, Hyperthermia and Hypothermia, Renal Diseases, Renal Insufficiency/Failure and Malabsorption, Renal System, Urogenital Pathologies, Urogenital System, Acoustics, Lasers, X-Rays, Optics and Photonics, Sensors and Devices, Bioinformatics, Virtual Reality, Data mining, Technological Innovations, Educational Technologies, Educational Approaches, kidney transplantation, patient reported outcomes, medical apps for mobile health, machine learning analytics of medical imaging, machine learning analytics of complex medical data outcomes Any time / year round
Nimmon Laura Interpersonal Communication, Family and Care Givers, Palliative Care, Chronic Diseases in Elderly, Health Care Organization, Power and Organization, Adult Education and Continuing Education, Health professions education, Qualitative research, Interdisciplinary team communication, Patient centered care, Chronic disease care, End of life care, Collaborative pratice, Teamwork, Families and Caregivers, Adult education Any time / year round, 2020

Negotiation and power dynamics on chronic disease healthcare teams; Team coordination of health literacy for chronic disease patients; Patient centered collaborative practice in chronic disease care.

Nojeh Alireza Nanostructures (esp based on carbon nanotubes), controlled nanofabrication, electron emission phenomena, electron microscopy, modeling and simulation of nanoscale systems Any time / year round
Nolde Natalia Statistics and Probabilities, Multivariate extreme value theory, Risk assessment, Applications in finance, insurance, geosciences Any time / year round

Financial risk analytics
Multivariate extreme value theory

Nunez Desmond Neurodegenerative Diseases, Inflammatory Respiratory Diseases, Age Related Hearing Loss , Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Recurrent Acute Otitis Media Any time / year round
Page Brent Cell Signaling and Cancer, Drug Discovery, Drug Development, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Cancer, Target Engagement, Cell Signaling Any time / year round, 2020, 2021

Several drug discovery and development projects are available for new and exciting targets involved in cancer cell signaling and metabolism. 

Pawlowicz Richard Oceans and Inland Waters, ocean physics, properties of seawater, geophysical fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves Any time / year round
Peck Jamie Socio-Economic Conditions, Economic geography Any time / year round
Pelech Steven Daniel Cell Signaling, Neurological Diseases, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Cellular Differentiation, Cellular Division, Enzymes and Proteins, Functional and Structural Proteomics, Genomics and Proteomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission, Protein microarrays, Protein kinases, Protein phosphatases, Protein phosphorylation, Mitosis, Meiosis, Cell signalling, Signal transduction Any time / year round

Investigation of protein kinase signalling networks in diverse experimental model systems, including growth factor-treated human cancer cell lines and meiotic maturation of sea star and frog oocytes. Investigations of protein kinase signalling networks in biopsied human tissues from patients with cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes. Development of microarray technology for monitoring... Read More

Pliska Benjamin Sleep and Sleep Disorders, Oro-Dental Disorders, Facial growth and development, sleep medicine Any time / year round
Poole David Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation, Decision Analysis, Preference Elicitation, Reasoning under Uncertainty, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Relational Learning Any time / year round
Price Richard International Cooperation, International Relations, Ethics and World Politics, International Relations Theory, Global Norms, Moral Psychology Any time / year round
Price Morgan Health Information Systems, Design, family medicine, eHealth Adoption, eHealth Requirements Engineering, eHealth Ux/UI Design, software engineering, Decision Support Systems, Treatment Adherence, Consumer eHealth, Health System Improvement, Primary Care, Team-based care Any time / year round, 2020

Our lab is based in Victoria and connected to both the Island Medical Program and UVic Computer Science. We have a range of projects including: eHealth related projects connected to community based Electronic Medical record design and assessment of adoption; action research projects with partners related to health system improvement using EMRs in practice; consumer mHealth projects related to... Read More

Puterman Eli Health psychology, Stress physiology, Acute exercise, Exercise interventions, Physical activity, Physical literacy, cellular aging, telomeres, chronic stress Any time / year round, 2019

Our Fitness, Aging and Stress Lab at UBC is currently actively engaged in several different laboratory and community studies. In the laboratory, we are examining the impact of different lengths and intensities of exercise on biological and psychological responses to acute stressors. We are also examining the flip side of this - how chronic and acute stress impact biological and psychological... Read More

Putnins Edward Oro-Dental Disorders, Chronic mucosal inflammation, Monoamine oxidase Inhibitor development as anti-inflammatories Any time / year round
Qian Yue Family, Gender Relationship, Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges, Demography, Sociology, Family Studies, Gender Studies Any time / year round
Quandt Jacqueline Neuroinflammation in damage and repair relevant to multiple sclerosis and other nervous system disorders Any time / year round
Quon Bradley Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Respiratory System, Proteomics, Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines, biomarker discovery and development, clinical epidemiology, health care economics, medication adherence Any time / year round

Cystic Fibrosis blood biomarker research and development - proteomics and transcriptomics Health outcomes research using the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Registry - clinical epidemiology

Ranger Manon Prematurity, Stress, Infant / Child Development, Pain, Neurodevelopment, Early-adversity, Biomarkers of early stress exposure, Brain development Any time / year round

I am conducting novel translational research to advance the health and care of children and their families. Specifically, my long-term goal is to improve the care of infants born preterm (< 37 weeks gestation). To accomplish this, I am leading a research program to address the impact of early stress, such as pain, inflammation, clinical treatments and maternal separation, on the developing... Read More

Ravanbakhsh Siamak Artificial Intelligence, machine learning Any time / year round
Reid Gregor Vaccine and Cancer, Immunotherapy, Immune System, paediatric cancer Any time / year round

Immunology of paediatric leukaemia immunoprevention of childhood cancer immunotherapy for paediatric cancer

Richardson John Ecosystem (Aquatic and Terrestrial), Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes, Ecological Trends, Fresh Water, Environment and Habitats, ecology, freshwater biology, food webs, streams, forest Any time / year round
Rideout Elizabeth Sex differences, Metabolism, Cell Signaling Pathways, Development, Lifespan and Aging, Stress Responses, Drosophila melanogaster Any time / year round
Rieseberg Loren plant evolutionary biology, adaptation, speciation, crops, weeds, invasive plants Any time / year round

Adaptation, Speciation, Evolution of Crops and Weeds, Bioinformatics

Rizzotti Patrick Design, Design and Planning of Space, Theatrical Productions, Virtual Reality, theatre design, production design, augmented reality, narrative visual experience , design for new works, devised work, site specific experiences Any time / year round
Rodrigues Brian Diabetes, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, Energy Metabolism, Cardiovascular metabolism, Diabetes, Endothelial cell - cardiomyocyte crosstalk, Vascular Endothelial Growth factors Any time / year round

The objective of our study is to examine the biology of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) during diabetes. To do this, we will use models of diabetes and various cellular approaches. Given the disturbing news that diabetes is rampant across the globe, and that its incidence will double in Canada by 2016, results from these studies will help in gaining more insight into the mechanism(s) by which cardiac... Read More

Roosa John Social Organization and Political Systems, Human Rights and Liberties, Collective Rights, Foreign Affairs, History of Indonesia Any time / year round
Rottler Joerg Solids, Polymers, Nanomaterials, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Soft Matter Any time / year round
Rubin Julia Computer Systems, Software (Tools), Computer Science and Statistics, software engineering, security and privacy, energy-efficiency , developer productivity , mobile and cloud-native software Any time / year round
Rusk Bruce Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Social Determinants of Arts and Letters, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Exegesis and Sacred Text Critics, Lexicography and Dictionaries, Early Modern China, Confucianism, Authentication Studies Any time / year round
Samuels Anne Lacey plant cell biology, plant cell walls Any time / year round
Santos Alessandra Artistic and Literary Analysis Models, Artistic and Literary Theories, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Technologies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies , Latin American Literatures and Cultures , Brazilian Literature and Culture, Modern and Contemporary Literatures and Cultures Any time / year round
Schabas Margaret Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, History and Philosophy of Economics Any time / year round, 2019, 2020

History and Philosophy of Economics; Philosophy of Nature; Environmental Philosophy; Early Modern Philosophy; British Nineteenth-Century Philosophy; Science and Technology Studies

Schoof Christian Ice and Snow, Transformation and Evolution of the Earth Surface, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic, Asymptotic and Classical Applied Analysis, Differential Equation, glaciology, ice sheet dynamics, glacier hydrology, applied mathematics Any time / year round

Glacier surging, glacier and ice sheet hydrology, modelling ice sheet dynamics

Scott Douglas Science and Knowledge, Cosmology Any time / year round

A wide range of topics within observational and theoretical cosmology

Seidel Marc-David New Technology and Social Impacts, Impacts of New Information Technologies, Media and Society, Social Networks, Social Organization and Political Systems, Social, Economical and Political Impacts of Innovations, Entrepreneurship, Socio-Economic Conditions, Economic Systems, Life Cycles ( Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, etc.), Organizational Theory, Distributed Trust Technologies (Blockchain, etc.), Early life factors role in later life workplace outcomes, Social networks and organizational decision making, Discrimination and networks in the employment relationship Any time / year round

Primarily interested in students with an interest in developing projects about the organizational theory of distributed trust technologies (such as blockchain) and its impacts on society.

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