James Hogg Research Centre

The James Hogg Research Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital, is a UBC research centre supported collaboratively by the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and Providence Health Care and is an affiliated Centre in the Institute for Heart + Lung Health (IHLH).

Lead by Director, Dr. Bruce McManus and Associate Director, Dr. Darryl Knight, investigators and trainees at the James Hogg Research Centre are using the best available technology to image and measure changes in molecules, cells, tissues, organs and whole organisms, including patients, in order to understand the link between our genes and the environment, in causing heart, lung, and blood vessel diseases.


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
Brunham, Liam Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical, health and life sciences; Lipids; Genetics; Pharmacogenomics; Cardiovascular diseases
Bundon, Andrea Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Social Contexts; disability; sport; Paralympics; sociology; critical disability studies; social media
Carpenter, Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) neural control of movement, fear of falling, Neural control of movement, postural control, fears of falling, balance disorders, Parkinson's disease
Chua, Romeo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human perceptual-motor control, vision and action, perceptual-motor compatibility, coordination
Cragg, Jacquelyn Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Drug Effectiveness; Drug Safety; Epidemiology; SCI Progression; neuro-analytics; Neurological diseases; Parkinson’s disease; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS); multiple sclerosis
Cripton, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Trauma / Injuries; Cranio-Encephalic and Spinal Cord Trauma; Mechanical Systems; Spinal cord injury; neurotrauma; Traumatic Brain Injury; biomechanics; injury prevention; hip fracture; spine biomechanics
De Longis, Anita Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Social Determinants of Health; Health Psychology; stress; coping; social support; couples; marriage; families; chronic illness; health
Dvorak, Marcel F S Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) adult spine surgery; major adult deformity (scoliosis and kyphosis), traumatic injuries of the spine, and spinal cord injury.
Eng, Janice Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neurorehabilitation, spinal cord, brain
Forwell, Susan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neurological conditions and their impact on chosen occupations
Ghahary, Aziz Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cell transplantation, diabetes, scaffold, skin substitute, wound healing
Inglis, J Timothy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Exercise science, neurophysiology, biomechanics, stance and balance control, human microneurography, physical therapy and rehabilitation, vestibular system
Jarus, Tal Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) diversifying health and human service professions; Disabled students;; disabled practitioners;; art-based research
Kolind, Shannon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Imaging; MRI; medical physics; multiple sclerosis; spinal cord; brain; Neurological Disease; myelin
Kramer, John Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neuromechanical, Systems Biology, Exercise & Health
Krassioukov, Andrei Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) autonomic dysfunctions following spinal cord injury (SCI)
Kwon, Brian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Spinal cord injury
Laule, Cornelia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Imaging; Neurological Diseases; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Spinal Cord Diseases; Pathology; Central Nervous System Inflammatory Diseases; Cerebral Atrophy; Auto-Immune Diseases; Multiple Sclerosis; Nervous System Development; Pain; Schizophrenia; Neuronal Systems; magnetic resonance imaging; brain; spinal cord; myelin; multiple sclerosis; Spinal cord injury; Neurological diseases; image analysis
Miller, William Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) disabled people with respect to mobility (wheelchairs); influence of self-efficacy with respect to participation in daily activity, social activity and general quality of life especially among disabled adults and elderly; wheelchair prescription, performance and function; outcome measurement in health care, Use of power wheelchairs, fatigue, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Mortenson, Ben Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) 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
O'Connor, Timothy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Identification of small molecules that stimulate neurite outgrowth and regeneration Examination of the role of semaphorins during embryonic development
Oruc, Ipek Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) visual recognition of high level forms such as faces, letters and objects
Oxland, Thomas Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Spinal Cord Injury, Aging Spine, Orthopaedic Implants
Quon, Bradley Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cystic Fibrosis; Epidemiology; Respiratory System; Proteomics; Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines; biomarker discovery and development; clinical epidemiology; health care economics; medication adherence
Ramer, Matthew Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Pain, Plasticity, Regeneration, Sensory neurons, Sympathetic neurons
Roskams, Angela Jane Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Alzheimer's, cellular development, degeneration and regeneration in the olfactory system
Sawatzky, Bonita Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Spinal Cord Diseases; Mobility; Outcome measures; biomechanics; assistive devices; rare disease
Shadgan, Babak Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical biotechnology diagnostics (including biosensors); Orthopedics; Clinical Biophotonics; Sports & Exercise Medicine; Musculoskeletal Medicine; Wearable & Implantable Biosensors
Sheel, William Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) exercise science, Exercise science, exercise physiology, respiratory and cardiovascular physiology, athletic performance, cardiovascular
Stothers, Lynn Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) neurourology; urinary tract infection; urodynamics; urology
Street, John Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Helmet performance, Injury prevention
Tebbutt, Scott Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Genomics and Proteomics; Asthma; Heart Transplantation; Complex Trait Genetics; Fungal Infections; Occupational Lung Diseases; Dual organism molecular interaction (fungal spores & human airway epithelium); Early and late reactions in allergic asthma and rhinitis; Diagnostics of acute heart rejection; Neonatal vaccine immunogenicity; Systems biology, biomarkers & bioinformatics
Tetzlaff, Wolfram Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neural development and regeneration
Warburton, Darren Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) cardiovascular physiology, clinical exercise rehabilitation, interactive video games, , Sport cardiology and clinical exercise rehabilitation, elite athletic performance, childhood health, treatments for patients with chronic disease, cardiac rehabilitation
Wellington, Cheryl Lea Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Alzheimer's Disease; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Trauma / Injuries; Lipid/Lipoprotein analysis; Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials; Traumatic Brain Injury; Tissue Engineering; Biomarkers; drug discovery; Apolipoprotein E; Cerebrovascular function
West, Christopher Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Disability, High performance sport, Physiology, Quantitative methodologies, Spinal cord injury, Systems biology
Wilson, David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) orthopaedics, arthritis, mechanics, joints, hip, imaging, MRI, activity, Hip, knee, spine mechanics, causes and treatments of osteoarthritis, medical imaging and image processing, orthopedic sports medicine