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.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Sims Gould, Joan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Aging Process; Participatory research; Quality of Life and Aging; Health Prevention; Aging; community based participatory research; health and mobility; home care; prevention; built and social environments; implementation sciencei
Soma, Kiran Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Psychology and cognitive sciences; Zoology; Behavior; Biological Behavior; Endocrinology; Neuroendocrine Diseases; Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission; Neuronal Systems; neuroscience; stress
Tang, Tricia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Diabetes; Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues associated with Diabetes Self-management.
Taubert, Stefan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Genetic medicine; Health counselling; Aging; beta cells; C. elegans; Diabetes; Gene Regulation and Expression; Gene regulation; Genetics of Aging; genomics; Hypoxia; Metabolism; Molecular Genetics; Mouse; stress; Stress and Cancer; Stress responses; Toxin and Toxicant Metabolism; Transcription
Ur, Ehud Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Diabetes; Lipids; Obesity; Pituitary/Neuroendocrine
Verchere, Bruce Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Diabetes research, pediatrics, Beta cell survival and function
Wang, Siyun Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Food sciences (including food engineering); Agri-food Transformation Products; Microbiology; Bioactive Molecules; Food microbiology; Food safety
West, Christopher Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Disability, High performance sport, Physiology, Quantitative methodologies, Spinal cord injury, Systems biology
Withers, Stephen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Enzymes and Proteins; Blood Substitutes; Organic Molecules and Biomolecules; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Diabetes; Drug development; enzyme inhibition; carbohydrates; glycobiology; metagenomics; directed evolution
Yada, Rickey Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Enzymes (including kinetics and mechanisms, and biocatalyst); Other biological sciences; Food science; Food protein chemistry; Structure-function relationships; Enzymes; aspartic proteases
Yip, Calvin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biochemistry; Gene Regulation and Expression; Genetic Diseases; Enzymes and Proteins; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Molecular Structure and Sizing; Imaging; Chromatin modification / epigenetic regulation; Molecular etiologies of rare diseases; Regulation of autophagy degradation
Yong, Paul Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) pelvic pain, with a particular interest in endometriosis, painful periods, sexual pain, co-existing bladder and bowel problems, and pain related to the musculoskeletal system; laparoscopic excision of complex endometriosis and prevention of adhesions in women with endometriosis and pelvic pain and infertility