Torsten Nielsen

Prospective Graduate Students / Postdocs

This faculty member is currently not looking for graduate students or Postdoctoral Fellows. Please do not contact the faculty member with any such requests.


Research Interests

Biomarker development
Breast Cancer
Cancer Diagnosis and Detection
Cancer of the Musculoskeletal System
Clinical trials
Experimental Therapeutics
Tissue-based diagnostic technologies
Translational research

Relevant Degree Programs

Research Options

I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.

Research Methodology

Tissue Microarrays
Cancer Treatment & Outcome data

Great Supervisor Week Mentions

Each year graduate students are encouraged to give kudos to their supervisors through social media and our website as part of #GreatSupervisorWeek. Below are students who mentioned this supervisor since the initiative was started in 2017.


I am pleased to have Dr. Nielsen as a supervisor for my PhD studies at UBC. For the past three years, I got to know an incredibly nice and supportive mentor that always guides me towards my goals. My vision to discover new and better ways to improve breast cancer patients' lives brought me 10,000km across the world to work under the supervision of Dr. Nielsen as an expert leader in the field. He provided me with the ideal learning atmosphere of skills, knowledge, resources, leadership and supportive interpersonal relationship to help achieve my goals. He diligently encourages me to maximize my potentials and draw up plans of actions to succeed all along the path of my career.

Karama Asleh (2018)


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