BC Diabetes Research Network

The BC Diabetes Research Network GCRC cluster will strengthen diabetes research in BC from the lab bench to clinical trial across themes from cure-oriented diabetes research to diabetes prevention to diabetes complications.

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Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Allan, Douglas Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Nervous system
Beauchamp, Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Kinesiology; social determinants of health; Health Promotion; Quality of Life and Aging; Mental Health and Society; Children; Exercise Psychology; Group Processes; Health Psychology; Intervention; Leadership; Older Adults; Physical Activity; Social Cognition; Sport Psychology
Boushel, Robert Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Kinesiology
Bundon, Andrea Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Kinesiology; Social Contexts; critical disability studies; disability; Paralympics; social media; sociology; sport
Campbell, Kristin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clinical oncology; Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Biomarkers; Breast Cancer; Exercise Physiology; oncology; physical function; Physiology; Quality of Life and Aging; rehabilitation
Carleton, Bruce Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Pharmacogenomics; Adverse drug reactions (ADRs); Drug safety and effectiveness; Clinical pharmacology; Pharmacovigilance
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
Crocker, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) self-esteem and spirit/exercise; body image; stress and coping in sport and exercise; health related behaviour (dieting, smoking, physical activity) related to the construction of the physical self in adolescent girls, Sport & exercise psychology - stress, coping and emotion, physical self, perfectionism
Currie, Leanne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Nursing; Health Care Technologies; Health information systems; Artificial Intelligence; Biomedical Technologies; decision making; Computer Architecture; Software Development; Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare; Biomedical and Health Informatics; data science; Human Computer Interaction and Design
Dawes, Martin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Applied Genetics; Medication Decsision Support Software; primary care; chronic disease; pharmacogenetics
Devlin, Angela Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human nutrition and dietetics; Human reproduction and development sciences; Pathology (except oral pathology); cardiovascular disease; Children; developmental programming; Diabetes; Obesity
Dutz, Jan Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Immunity in Health & Disease, diabetes, dermatology
Faulkner, Guy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Kinesiology; Community Health / Public Health; behavioral medicine; Exercise Psychology; mental health; physical activity and public health; physical activity interventions
Francis, Gordon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) lipoproteins; Cholesterol metabolism; Cardiovascular risk factors; Prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes; High density lipoproteins (HDL)
Ghahary, Aziz Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cell transplantation, diabetes, scaffold, skin substitute, wound healing
Gibson, William Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Genetic medicine; Genetic Diseases; Chromosomes: Structure / Organization; Epigenetics
Gill, John Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clinical outcomes in kidney transplant patients; Access to kidney transplantation; Living donor transplantation; Cardiovascular risk in transplant patients
Hayden, Michael Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Genetic medicine; Health counselling; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Diabetes; Disease progression; Drug development; Gene Therapy; Genetic Diseases; Huntington disease; Neurodegenerative diseases; Neurodegenerative disorders
Hoffman, Bradford Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Understanding how the genes critical to endocrine pancreas development, as well as ?-cell function and proliferation are regulated is essential for the development of novel strategies for the production of insulin-secreting cells, and for improving the efficacy of available transplantable material.
Hoppmann, Christiane Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Psychology and cognitive sciences; 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
Horwitz, Marc Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Mechanisms of viral-induced immune disease in a variety of complex chronic disorders
Jan, Eric Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biochemistry; Virus; Nucleic Acids; Proteomics; Antiviral innate immunity; coronavirus; coxsackievirus; enterovirus; Innate immunity; molecular biology; picornavirus; protease; Protein synthesis; RNA; RNA structure function; RNA virus; ribosome; SARS; tRNA; translation; Virology; virus host interactions
Johnson, James Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) diabetes, hormones, cell biology, signal transduction, apoptosis or programmed cell death, heart failure, heart disease, calcium signalling, pancreatic cancer, obesity, longevity, imaging, Causes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes at a molecular level discovery of genes and associated gene networks linked to diabetes risk and by known risk factors that predispose individuals to diabetes
Jones, Charlotte Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cardiovascular disease risk factors, vulnerable
Karakochuk, Crystal Dawn Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human nutrition and dietetics; Nutrition; Global Health and Emerging Diseases; Hematology; Biochemical markers of iron status; Clinical dietetics; Determinants and causes of anemia; Inherited blood disorders (sickle cell, thalassemia, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency); International nutrition; Maternal and child nutrition; Micronutrients (namely iron, folic acid, and zinc); Risk-benefit of micronutrient supplementation
Kassam, Rosemin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) global health, access and use of medicines and health services among vulnerable populations, community readiness, improving patient/client self-efficacy to engage effectively in their health care processes and decision-making, implementation and evaluation of patient care and health promotion programs, and capacity building of current and future frontline health professionals
Khan, Nadia Ahmed Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Ethnic and gender differences in chronic disease incidence and outcomes; Chronic disease prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cardiovascular disease; Hypertension outcomes research
Kieffer, Tim Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Diabetes
Kopec, Jacek Andrzej Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Epidemiology; Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis
Kopp, Janel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Genomics; Modeling cancer; Pancreas; Pancreatic cancer; Pancreatic development
Laher, Ismail Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences (except clinical aspects); Cardiovascular diseases; animal models of sleep apnea; Diabetes; exercise; oxidative stress; regulation of small artery tone, mechanisms of pressuce-induced vasomotor responses, exercise, sleep
Levin, Adeera Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Hypertension/Renal Transplantation; Medical Education; Outcome/Evaluation Method Applied to Renal Patients
Levings, Megan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Immune homeostasis
Loewen, Christopher Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Membranes and Organelles; Lipid Signalling; Lipid Traffic; Membrane Contact Sites; Genetic Networks; Systems Biology; Super Resolution Microscopy; Cell polarity; Endoplasmic Reticulum; Golgi; Membrane Diffusion Barriers; Cell Biology; Autism; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS); Cancer Cell Metabolism
Luciani, Dan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Diabetes; Cell Signaling; Apoptosis; Imaging; Pancreatic beta-cell function and failure; Mitochondrial physiology; Lysosomal physiology; Cell calcium signalling; Cell stress signalling; Mechanisms of cell death; autophagy; fluorescence microscopy
Lynn, Francis Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Diabetes; ß-cell development; ß-cell biology; Human pluripotent stem cells; CRISPR/Cas; transcriptional regulation
Madden, Kenneth Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Aging Process; Cardiovascular Diseases; Diabetes; Community Health / Public Health; Exercise interventions; Sedentary Behaviour; Syncope; Falls Prevention; Infodemiology; Machine Learning
Masse, Louise Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Health care administration; Health sciences; Public and population health; Childhood obesity with specific interests in prevention and treatment using lifestyle modification; Films, Membranes and Multiphase Polymers; Health Promotion; Nutrition; Obesity; Physical Activity
McKay, Heather Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Role of physical activity and healthy eating to optimize bone health and promote healthy body weight during childhood
Meloche, Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Transplantation, general surgery
Meneilly, Graydon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) diabetes and carbohydrate metabolism in the elderly
Mui, Alice Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Inflammatory Signalling Pathways
Murphy, Rachel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clinical oncology; Health sciences; Human nutrition and dietetics; Public and population health; Aging; Cancer prevention; Community Health / Public Health; Nutrition; Nutrition and Cancer; Obesity
Norman, Moss Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Kinesiology; Community and public health; Critical weight studies; Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology; Indigenous physical cultures; Masculinities; Socio-Cultural Studies
Osborne, Lisa Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) influence that the bacteria that live on and in our intestines, lungs and skin have on human health; understanding how the host recognizes the diverse species that reside in the gut - from microscopic viruses to large, multicellular helminthic worms - and tailors an immune response of the appropriate scope and magnitude necessary to achieve homeostasis
Piret, James Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomedical engineering, regenerative medicine Cell-based therapies have the potential to provide improved treatments for major diseases such as cancer and diabetes
Puterman, Eli Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Kinesiology; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Acute exercise; cellular aging; chronic stress; Exercise interventions; Health Psychology; Physical Activity; Physical literacy; Stress physiology; telomeres
Rideout, Elizabeth Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Sex differences; Metabolism; Cell Signaling Pathways; Development; Lifespan and Aging; Stress responses; Drosophila melanogaster
Rodrigues, Brian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences (except clinical aspects); Diabetes; Cardiomyopathy; Heart Failure; Energy Metabolism; Cardiovascular metabolism; Endothelial cell - cardiomyocyte crosstalk; Vascular Endothelial Growth factors
Sheel, William Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) exercise science, Exercise science, exercise physiology, respiratory and cardiovascular physiology, athletic performance, cardiovascular

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