BCREGMED: Cellular and Regenerative Therapies through Collaborative, Innovative Science

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) Genetic Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Lipid Disorders, Stem Cells and Organogenesis, Lipids, Genetics, Pharmacogenomics
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
Hakkinen, Lari Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cell Therapy, Cell Signaling, Connective Tissue, Wound Healing, Tissue regeneration, Fibroblasts, MSC, Extracellular matrix, Cell to cell communication, Oral mucosa and skin
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) Myelodysplatic syndromes, myeloid malignancies, innate immune signaling in vascular hematopoietic function, genomics for clinical diagnostics
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) Cell Therapy of Cancer, Cancer immunology and immunotherapy, Oncolytic viruses, T cell engineering, Clinical trials, Cell therapies
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
Wellington, Cheryl Lea Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Alzheimer's Disease, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Trauma / Injuries, Lipid/Lipoprotein analysis, Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tissue Engineering, Biomarkers, drug discovery, Apolipoprotein E, Cerebrovascular function