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|
|Klinkenberg||Brian||Geomatics, Biogeography, Bioinformatics, Environmental Health, 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.
|Klein Geltink||Ramon||Metabolism, Immunotherapy, Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases, Auto-Immune Diseases, Cell Therapy of Cancer, 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
|Klein||Peter||Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.), Video and New Media, Global Health and Emerging Diseases, Large International Projects, Media and Democratization, Global Journalism, Innovation in Journalism, Documentary Production, Investigative Reporting||Any time / year round||
Investigative reporting on global supply chains
|Kiefl||Robert||Quantum Phenomena, 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
|Kealy||David||Consciousness, Subjectivity and Personal Identity, Mental Health and Society, Affective and Emotional Development, Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Personality, Emotional functioning||Any time / year round|
|Karczmarek||Joanna||String theory, Matrix models, Emergent spacetime and gravity, Noncommutative geometry||Any time / year round|
|Kalia||Sunil||Skin Cancer, Optics and Photonics, Skin Disorders, Epidemiology, optics, photobiology, dermatoepidemiology, cancer||Any time / year round||
Dermatoepidemiology; Examining the epidemiology of skin cancer in the general population and identifying high risk population groups Skin cancer prevention; Using national surveys conducted by Statistics Canada, I have examined skin cancer prevention behaviours practiced by Canadians; Spectoscopy; Using imaging to differentiate skin cancer from benign lesions. Photobiology to study properties... Read More
|Jones||Steven J||Bioinformatics, genome science, mutations, cancer progression||Any time / year round||
Bioinformatics Cancer Genomics
|Johnson||Pauline||Diseases of the Immune System, Immunology, Inflammation, Immune-cancer interactions, Innate immunity, Macrophages and myeloid cells||Any time / year round|
|Joe||Harry Sue Wah||Statistics and Probabilities, dependence modelling, copula construction, non-normal time series, extreme value inference, parsimonous high-dimensional dependence||Any time / year round|
|Jiang||Xiaoyan||Cancer Genetics, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, Cell Therapy of Cancer, Immunotherapy, Basic and translational leukemia research, Leukemic stem cell biology , Gene regulation , Drug resistance , Proteomics, Immunotherapy||Any time / year round||
The overall goal of my research program is to understand the molecular mechanisms and cellular functions of specific oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, miRNAs and their target genes in the regulation of the properties of cancer/leukemic stem cells, signal transduction events, initiation and progression of human leukemia and drug resistance. The ultimate objective is to identify molecules and... Read More
|Jetter||Reinhard||Analytical Chemistry, Plant Ecophysiology, Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Biological Chemistry||Any time / year round|
|Jessri||Mahsa||Nutrition, Community Health / Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Policies, Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Health Promotion, Health Prevention, Statistics and Probabilities, Preventive medicine, Nutritional Epidemiology, Public and Population Health, Dietetics, Clinical Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Chronic Disease Prevention, Dietary Pattern Modeling, Predictive Analytics, Dietary Assessment||Any time / year round|
|Jeong||Gyung-Ho||Social Organization and Political Systems, US politics, Congress, Legislative Politics, Foreign Policy, Trade Policy, Immigration Policy, Public Choice||Any time / year round|
|Jenstad||Lorienne||Hearing Disorders, Aging Process, Quality of Life and Aging, Recognition of Speech, Auditory System, Interpersonal Communication, hearing aids, aging, audiology, hearing health, amplification||Any time / year round||
New ways of assessing hearing aid outcomes; encouraging older adults to seek and use hearing health care services; acoustic and behavioural assessment of hearing aid processing.
Communication between audiologists and patients.
|Jenkins||Carrie||Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Philosophy, Metaphysics, Romantic love, Epistemology, Language and meaning, Philosophy of love, Creative scholarship, Critical approaches to normalcy , Art and inclusion, Interdisciplinarity and liminality||Any time / year round|
|Jelovica||Jasmin||Stress Analysis, Production and Process Optimization, Metals and Alloys, Solid Mechanics, Finite element analysis, Structural optimization, Welding and joining of metals, Sandwich structures, Ultimate, fatigue and impact strength||Any time / year round||
Welding of steels using low-heat input techniques; welding simulations using finite element method; optimization of structures using evolutionary algorithms
|Jean||Francois||Viral Infections, Virus, Virus (Living Organisms), Antivirals, Cell Therapy of Infectious and Immune Diseases, Bioactive Molecules, Infectious Diseases, Molecular virology, Host-virus interactions, Cellular proprotein convertases, Emerging human viruses, Mosquito-borne viruses, Dengue virus, Zika virus, West Nile virus, Influenza A virus, Antiviral agents, Natural products as antiviral agents, Broad-based antiviral therapeutics, Lipid-modulating drugs, Human microRNAs, Therapeutic microRNA, Viral and cellular biomarkers, Molecular diagnostics for detecting viral infection, Circulating exosomes, Exosomal microRNAs||Any time / year round||
1. Discovering circulating microRNAs as novel biomarkers for severe human diseases 2. Developing broad-spectrum therapeutic microRNAs for human viral diseases 3. Developing a new mass spectrometry (MS)-based technology for detecting and quantifying mosquito-borne flaviviruses 4. Discovering novel broad-spectrum antiviral agents from natural product libraries
|Jarus||Tal||Motor learning with an emphasis on skill acquisition, retention and generalization, occupational performance, participation, health and well-being||Any time / year round|
|Jan||Eric||Virus, Nucleic Acids, Proteomics, Virology, Virus, Antiviral innate immunity, translation, Protein synthesis, RNA, RNA structure function, tRNA, ribosome, RNA virus, protease, molecular biology, picornavirus, innate immunity||Any time / year round, 2019, 2020||
Projects include - elucidating virus host interactions such as antiviral innate immunity and viral proteins that modulate cellular processes - identifying host protein substrates by viral proteinases - non-canonical protein synthesis mechanisms used by viruses and cellular mRNAs Approaches include biochemical, molecular and cell biology methods, proteomics and genome-wide deep sequencing
|Iurascu||Ilinca||Arts and Technologies, Artistic and Literary Theories, Media and Society, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Theories and Philosophies, German literature, media theory, cultural studies, film studies, critical theory, visual studies, media archeology||Any time / year round||
media theory; cutlural studies; Frankfurt School; film history; history of the book; German cultural studies; comparative literature; history of technology
|Ishiguro||Laura||British Columbia, Canada, and the British Empire; settler colonialism; migration; family; gender; Publications||Any time / year round||
I supervise graduate students working on a range of topics, including related to the history of British Columbia or Canada, settler colonialism and empire, gender, race, and/or migration.
|Irwin||Darren||Evolutionary Genetics, speciation, hybridization, ornithology, seasonal migration, genomic differentiation||Any time / year round|
|Irwin||Rita||Teacher Education, Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Social Impact of Artistic Education, education, arts education, arts based research, a/r/tography||Any time / year round||
arts education; artists-in-residence experiences; cosmopolitanism; identity; a/r/tography; international education; arts based research
|Innes||John||Plants and Forests, Climate Changes and Impacts, Forestry||Any time / year round||
Because of UBC requirements for minimum funding, I will only accept new students or post-docs who are fully funded.
|Illes||Judy||Ethics and Health, Ethics, Law and Responsibilities, Neurological Diseases, Biomedical Ethics, Aging and dementia, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Brain Injury, Stem Cells, Neurotechnology, Neuroethics, Neurotechnology||Any time / year round||
I am open to inspiring and supporting research in any area at the intersection of biomedicine, neuroscience, and ethics.
|Hurd||Laura||Social Aspects of Aging, Social Determinants of Health, Loss of Independence, Identity Building, Participatory research, Quality of Life and Aging, Sexuality, Stereotypes, Aging Process, aging, health, gender, body image, embodiment or embodied experience, disability, chronic illness or chronic conditions, assistive technology, sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical activity, qualitative methods, LGBTQ older adults, media representation, ageism, heterosexism, ableism, sociology of aging, social gerontology||Any time / year round||
I supervise students with backgrounds in sociology or socio-cultural studies. Students under my supervision typically conduct research in the areas of aging, health, gender, body image, embodiment, disability, and/or physical activity.
|Hunt||Michael Anthony||Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis, Joints (Articulations), Musculoskeletal Deformation, Neuromuscular Diseases, Orthoses and Prostheses, Rehabilitation, biomechanics, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, physical activity, exercise||Any time / year round|
|Hudson||Nicholas James||Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, social class, studies of race, studies of language, literature and history||Any time / year round|
|Huan||Tao||Metabolic measurements, Metabolomics, Cellular Metabolism||Any time / year round||
Our research interests include:
|Hu||Alan||formal verification, formal methods, model checking, software analysis, post-silicon validation, security, nonce to detect automated mining of profiles||Any time / year round|
|Howe||LeAnn||gene regulation, epigenetics, chromatin||Any time / year round||
inheritance of gene expression states, maintenance of genome stability
|Hoppmann||Christiane||Aging Process, Social Aspects of Aging, Stress, Health Promotion, Social Determinants of Health, Health and well-being across the adult lifespan and into old age, individual differences in goals||Any time / year round|
|Holsti||Liisa||premature infants, neurodevelopment, stress, pain , measurement, technology transfer, sucrose, rehabilitation, pediatrics||Any time / year round||
neonatology, pediatrics, occupational therapy, measurement, rehabilitation
|Hodges||Nicola||Psychology - Biological Aspects, action anticipation and observation, coaching, skill acquisition, motor learning||Any time / year round||
sport development pathways, women's and men's soccer, action observation and prediction observational learning perceptual motor skills and their development optimizing practice conditions
|Hirst||Martin||Carcinogenesis, Leukemia, Cellular Differentiation, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Epigenomics||Any time / year round|
|Hirsh||Elizabeth||Law, Structures and Organization, Inequality, Gender and Race Discrimination, Work Organizations, Law||Any time / year round||
- Analzying the impact of diversity policies on gender and race workplace diversity - Case studies of employment discrimination and human rights complaints
|Heyl||Jeremy||Quantum Phenomena, Stellar, Astrophysics, Stellar Physics, Quantum-Field Theory, Neutron Stars, Black Holes||Any time / year round|
|Hedtrich||Sarah||Nanotechnologies, Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials, Inflammatory Respiratory Diseases, Skin, Novel Therapies for Inflammatory and Genetic Diseases of Human Epithelia, Tissue Regeneration and Wound Healing, Topical Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine, New Biomedical Approaches - Alternatives to Animal Testing||Any time / year round||
1. Development and characterization of complex, human-based organ models
2. Development of novel treatment options for inflammatory skin disease
|Hayden||Michael||Genetic Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Huntington disease, Disease progression, Diabetes, Neurodegenerative disorders, Gene therapy, Drug development||Any time / year round||
Hayden Lab Research Projects
Huntington Disease (HD) is a devastating incurable neurodegenerative disease that affects about 5,000 Canadians. Inheriting a single mutant copy of the Huntingtin (HTT) gene from either parent is sufficient to cause HD. The mutated HTT gene codes for production of the toxic, mutant huntingtin protein (mHTT) that is responsible for killing... Read More
|Hauert||Christoph||Modelization and Simulation, Evolution and Phylogenesis, Biological Behavior, evolution, game theory, social dilemmas, dynamical systems, stochastic processes||Any time / year round|
|Harris||Douglas||Law, People, Cities and Lands, Urban Spaces and Urbanity, property law , condominium law, legal history||Any time / year round|
|Han||Sandrine||Popular Cultures Produced and Broadcasted by Media, Media Content and Impacts, New Technology and Social Impacts, Arts and Technologies, Intercultural and Ethnic Relationships, Art Education Research, Artistic and Aesthetic Development, Arts Education, Cross Cultural Research, Cross-Cultural Education, Cultural Studies, Curriculum Studies Research, Educational Technologies, Media, Semiotics, Multiculturalism, Non-Formal Learning, Pedagogy, Subcultures||Any time / year round|
|Hamlin||Kiley||Cognitive Development, Moral Judgement and Duty or Obligation Morals, Infant / Child Development, Foundations of Religious, Mystical, Mythical and Moral Thoughts, Infant moral cognition, infant social cognition||Any time / year round, 2019, 2020||
Our work focuses on the early development of moral cognition and action in infancy.
|Hallensleben||Markus||Transcultural Studies, Artistic and Literary Theories, Literary or Artistic Works Analysis, Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges, German Language Cultures and Literatures, Transnational Literatures, Visual Arts and Literature, European Studies, Literature and Sciences, Literature and Migration||Any time / year round||
Literature and migration; literature and Visual Arts; critical European Studies; gender, race, ethnicity; diversity and super-diversity; sociographic approaches to literatures; transitional spaces in postmigration literature; avant-garde arts, literature and theories; art and bioart performances; biopolitics; images of the body;
|Hallas||Alannah||Quantum Phenomena, Quantum materials, Materials design and discovery, Magnetism||Any time / year round||
Materials innovations have sparked most of the major technological advances across the millennia – from the stone, bronze, and iron ages through to the current silicon age. Science now stands on the precipice of a new era: the age of quantum materials – materials with extraordinary electronic and magnetic properties that rely on quantum mechanical effects. In the Hallas group, we use state-of-... Read More
|Hall||Kathleen||Phonology, Phonetics, Laboratory Phonology||Any time / year round|
|Haas||Kurt||Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration, Neurological Diseases, Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases, Neuronal and Synaptic Activity, Neuronal Systems, Neuronal Modeling, Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission, Autism, Epilepsy, Synaptic Plasticity, Dendritogenesis, Brain Circuit Development, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Neuronal Computation||Any time / year round||
Understanding neuronal integration of information.
|Gustafson||Stephen James||Mathematical Analysis, Differential Equation, Global and Non-Linear Analysis, Mathematical physics, Nonlinear partial differential equations, Topological solitons, Nonlinear waves||Any time / year round||
Mathematical analysis of fundamental properties (e.g. stability and dynamical behaviour) of topological solitons in physical systems such as ferromagnets.
|Gustafson||Paul||Meta-Analysis, Parametric and Non-Parametric Inference, Theoretical Statistics, Pharmacoepidemiology, Bayesian statistical methods, Causal inference, Evidence synthesis, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Partial Identification||Any time / year round|