The British Columbia Regenerative Medicine Initiative (BCRegMed) supports the coalescence of academic, industry and government entities to foster collaborative activities within the BC regenerative medicine community. The group aims to engage and mobilize the scientific and entrepreneurial community in BC to facilitate the translation and commercialization of basic discoveries. 


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
Chiao, Mu Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) MEMS, Micro Sensors, Micro Actuators, BioMEMS, Nanotechnology, Bioengineering, Electronic Packaging, Nanoscience, Energy sources for micro-electro-mechanical systems
Fisher, Cynthia Faculty (non-G+PS member) Basic medicine and life sciences; Medical and biomedical engineering; Biological sciences; Health sciences; Stem cells and regenerative medicine; Epigenetics and chromatin level regulation of gene expression; Hematopoiesis and immunology
Granville, David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Autoimmunity; Medical molecular engineering of nucleic acids and proteins; Proteases; Granzymes; Extracellular matrix; Chronic inflammation; Aging; Disease models; Autoimmune disease; Skin; Vascular biology
Hakkinen, Lari Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Dentistry and oral health; Cell signaling; Cell therapy; Cell to cell communication; Connective Tissue; Extracellular matrix; Fibroblasts, MSC; Oral mucosa and skin; Tissue regeneration; Wound Healing
Holt, Robert Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Immunogenetics, Metagenomics - Infectious agents in Cancer, Cancer Genomes, Neurobiology, DNA Sequencing
Karsan, Aly Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Hematological tumours; Cancer molecular targets; Leukemia; Hematopoiesis; Genomics and epigenomics; Noncoding RNAs; Aging
Larjava, Hannu Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Wound healing
MacVicar, Brian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Brain Research, epilepsy, astrocyte, glia, dendrites, synapse, imaging, two photon laser scanning microscopy, neurophysiology, Role of calcium, regulation of neurons, cell death
Nelson, Brad Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clinical oncology; Genetic medicine; Cancer immunology and immunotherapy; Cell Therapy of Cancer; Cell therapies; Clinical trials; Oncolytic viruses; T cell engineering
Roskelley, Calvin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Breast cancer, ovarian cancer
Schultz, Kirk Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Pediatric Cancer Blood and Marrow Transplantation Transplantation immunology Graft-versus-Host Disease Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Aplastic Anemia Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Oncology, immune system, childhood leukemia, blood and marrow transplatation, tumour immunology
Sin, Donald Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) CODP (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Tetzlaff, Wolfram Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neural development and regeneration
Underhill, Michael Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Musculoskeletal diseases, transcription factors, growth, cytokines, retinoid signalling pathway in chondrogenesis, osteogenesis, phenotype
Zandstra, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical biotechnology; Medical and biomedical engineering; Stem cell bioengineering; Bioengineering; Synthetic biology; Biomedical Engineering; Immuno-engineering; Biotechnology; Computational Biology; Computational modeling; Gene/Cell Therapy Systems; genomics; Immunology; personalized medicine; Regenerative medicine