Airway Centre

There are currently no disease-modifying therapies for 2.5 million Canadians suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The aim of The UBC Airway Centre is to address the growing burden of COPD and other airway conditions in BC and elsewhere by finding better diagnostics and therapies for patients.

Campus
Vancouver

Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Cheung, Karen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomedical Technologies, microfluidics, Tissue Engineering, biosensors, additive manufacturing, organ-on-chip, BioMEMS, neural interfaces
Dorscheid, Delbert Richard Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Asthma, Inflammatory Respiratory Diseases, Respiratory System
Feng, James Jingtao Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Fluid Mechanics, Complex fluids, Biophysics, Mathematical biology
Fitzgerald, Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) asthma; tuberculosis:outcomes evaluation;clinical trials, Epidemiology
Hackett, Tillie-Louise Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Molecular determinants of COPD, small airway obstruction, angiotensin signalling, defective airway epithelial differentiation in asthma, human lung cell repository
Leipsic, Jonathon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Diagnostic performance and radiation reduction as well as CT to guide minimally invasive valve intervention
Li, Shyh-dar Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) drug delivery, pharmaceutics, nanomedicine, biopharmaceutics
Lim, Chinten James Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cell Signaling and Cancer, Leukemia, Immunotherapy, Chemotherapy, tumour cell biology, mechanisms of drug resistance, integrin cell adhesion and migration, tumour microenvironment, pediatric oncology
Lu, Xiaonan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Sensors and Devices, Microbiology, Combinatorial Chemistry, Agriculture, Food safety, Food microbiology, Analytical Chemistry, Molecular microbiology, Nanotechnology, Advanced material, Microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip", Sensor, Gut microbiome, Food microbiome
Ma, Hongshen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Microfluidics; Instrumentation; Cell Sorting; Cell Biomechanics; Circulating Tumor Cells; Malaria and Red Blood Cell Deformability; Single Cell Technologies; Cell Migration and Chemotaxis
McNagny, Kelly Marshall Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cancer of the Reproductive System, Cell Therapy of Cancer, Breast Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Allergies, Inflammatory Respiratory Diseases, Immune System, Immunotherapy, Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines, Embryonic Development, Stem Cells, Immunology, Inflammation, Mouse models of human disease, Tissue degeneration/regeneration, Cancer, innate immune response, kidney function
Ng, Raymond Tak-yan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Data mining and analysis, health informatics, text summarization, text mining
Sadatsafavi, Mohsen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) respiratory medicine with the aim of improving patient outcomes and the efficiency of health care delivery through evidence-informed decision making at all levels of care
Sin, Donald Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) CODP (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Tam, Roger Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Imaging, Expert Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Shape Recognition and Computer Graphics, Computer Science and Statistics, Biomedical Technologies, Machine Learning, Precision Medicine, Radiology, Biomedical Informatics, Data Analytics
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