Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics

The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics is dedicated to unravelling and solving the many genetic questions surrounding human illness and well-being, and finding novel approaches to treatment and prevention that can overcome the causes of illness.


Open Research Positions

This list of possible research projects is non-exhaustive. It only shows positions that are specifically advertised in the G+PS website.

Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Conibear, Elizabeth Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Molecular Genetics; Cell Signaling and Cancer; Genomics and Proteomics; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Membranes; Enzymes and Proteins; Parkinson's Disease; Protein Palmitoylation; Vesicle Trafficking
Goldowitz, Daniel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Genetic basis of brain disease, neurobiology of autism, Huntingtong's gene, mouse/mice epigenetics, gene regulatory network
Hayden, Michael Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Genetic Diseases; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Huntington disease; Disease progression; Diabetes; Neurodegenerative disorders; Gene Therapy; Drug development
Kobor, Michael Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Epigenetics; Social Epigenetics; molecular biology; Chromatin Biology
Leavitt, Blair Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neurodegenerative Diseases; Alzheimer's Disease; Dementia; Ataxia; 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
Simpson, Elizabeth Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Congenital Anomalies; Eye and Visual System Diseases; Gene therapy for brain and eye diseases; In vivo gene augmentation and genome editing (CRISPR/CAS9); CRISPR; Aniridia; Rare diseases; Congenital blindness; MiniPromoters for restricted expression
Taubert, Stefan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Molecular Genetics; Genomics; Genetics of Aging; Metabolism; Stress and Cancer; Stress; Gene Regulation and Expression; Toxin and Toxicant Metabolism; Transcription; Gene regulation; Stress responses; Hypoxia; Aging; Diabetes; C. elegans; Mouse; beta cells
Wasserman, Wyeth Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Bioinformatics, computation analysis of human genome, gene regulation, rare pediatric disorders