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
Sheel, William Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)
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) Biological Behavior, Neuroendocrine Diseases, Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission, Neuronal Systems, neuroscience, Endocrinology, stress, Behavior
Tang, Tricia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)
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
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) Agri-food Transformation Products, Microbiology, Bioactive Molecules, Food safety, Food microbiology
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) Gene Regulation and Expression, Genetic Diseases, Enzymes and Proteins, Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Molecular Structure and Sizing, Imaging, Regulation of autophagy degradation, Chromatin modification / epigenetic regulation, Molecular etiologies of rare diseases
Yong, Paul Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)