Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Master of Science
Home to many internationally recognized researchers, the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is focused on subjects of great interest to the general public. Researchers in the Department study many important diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease and inflammation. Together with others in the Departments who focus on drug research, they are working both understand these issues and develop treatments and cures. Other major aspects of the Department’s research focus on developing new antibiotics: this is an urgent priority since resistance to existing drugs is so prevalent around the world. Several members of the Department are working to understand how the function of genes is controlled. The excellence of our research is amply demonstrated by the fact that several members of the Department have been recognized by major research prizes.
|Ciernia, Annie||Biochemistry; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Autism; Brain development; Epigenetics; Gene-Environment Interactions; Neurodevelopmental disorders|
|Dedhar, Shoukat||molecular biology, molecular biology as it relates to disease; developing new theraputics for cancer; how brain cells (neurons)make connections, therapeutics for cancer; molecular genetics and cancer; medical research, cancer, inflammatory diseases, cariovascular diseases, Cellular proteins, extracellular martrix, integrins, signal transduction, calreticulin, protein kinase, gene expression, cell differentiation|
|Duong, Franck||Applied immunology (including antibody engineering, xenotransplantation and t-cell therapies); Medical molecular engineering of nucleic acids and proteins; Biochemistry; Immunology; Cancer; drug delivery; Antibodies; Membrane Receptors|
|Finlay, B Brett||Infectious agents, bacteria, microbial infections and how humans react to it|
|Foster, Leonard||Biochemistry; Genomics; Agriculture; antigen presentation; Bioinformatics; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Biotechnology; Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; Honey bees; host-pathogen interactions; Immune System; Microbiology; Proteomics; Systems Biology|
|Gsponer, Joerg||Protein-DNA, protein-RNA and protein-protein interactions|
|Howe, Leann||Biochemistry; chromatin; Transcription|
|Jan, Eric||Biochemistry; Virus; Nucleic Acids; Proteomics; Antiviral innate immunity; coronavirus; coxsackievirus; enterovirus; Innate immunity; molecular biology; picornavirus; protease; Protein synthesis; RNA; RNA structure function; RNA virus; ribosome; SARS; tRNA; translation; Virology; virus host interactions|
|Mayor, Thibault||Biochemistry; Genomics; Aging; Cell Biology; Neurodegenerative diseases; Proteasome; Protein Degradation; Protein Folding; Proteomics; Proteostasis; Ubiquitin; Yeast Genetics|
|Molday, Robert||Proteins, cell structure, lipids, drug discovery, gene therapy|
|Mui, Alice||Inflammatory Signalling Pathways|
|Parker, Seth||Metabolomics; Cell metabolism; Pediatric cancer; mass spectrometry; Childhood disease; Cancer; Solute carriers; Metabolism; Mitochondria; Stable-isotope tracing; Functional assay development|
|Sadowski, Ivan||Gene regulation contributing to cancer and HIV, and yeast, regulation of HIV-I latency and replication in T cells|
|Strynadka, Natalie||Blood Research, structure-based design of inhibitors, antibiotic-resistance mechanisms, macromolecular assemblies, bacterial viability pathogenesis|
|Subramaniam, Sriram||Medical, health and life sciences; cryo-EM; cryo-electron microscopy; Cryoelectron Microscopy; Scanning Electron Microscopy; Advanced Electron Microscopy; drug discovery; Drug-design; Focused ion beams; Electron tomography; Tomography; Single particle imaging; Single particle analysis; structural bioinformatics; Structural Biology; COVID-19 therapeutic design|
|Teves, Sheila||Biochemistry; Genomics; Epigenetics; Genetics; Genome Science; Molecular Epigenetics (MEG); molecular biology; Transcriptional memory and cellular identity in mouse embryonic stem cells|
|Tokuriki, Nobuhiko||Experimental evolution of proteins and molecular networks.|
|Van Petegem, Filip||Biochemistry; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Genetic Diseases; Calcium signaling; Cardiac arrhythmia; electrical signaling; electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Ion channels; Structural Biology|
|Yip, Calvin||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|
This month’s BIOCAPS Spotlight is on Dr. Eden Fossner-Dupas, our newest faculty member! Dr. Eden Fussner-Dupas Tell us about your background and how you got to where you are today. I completed my PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Toronto in the lab of Dr. David Bazett-...
Dr. Miffy Cheng Congratulations! Dr. Miffy Cheng in the Dr. Cullis Lab has received the 2022 Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award. Join Dr. Cheng for her presentation: Passing the shuttlecock around: How the bounces inmy career helped me to achieve science excellency...
Dr. Pieter Cullis, a professor in the department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, has been honoured with a number of prestigious awards and prizes for his contributions to the development of COVID-19 messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. Below is a collection of his achievements, prizes and awards...
The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) mentorship program matches mentors and mentees within BMB to build meaningful connections with a professional, career, and scientific focus. This initiative aims to foster a sense of community within the BMB program with an emphasis on Equity, Inclusion...
The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Eden Fussner-Dupas as Assistant Professor of Teaching! Dr. Fussner-Dupas will be teaching BIOC 302 this fall. Dr. Fussner-Dupas’ profile page: https://biochem.ubc.ca/person/...
The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is thrilled to shine a spotlight on the Trainee Members of the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology EDI Committee! The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology EDI Committee was formed in 2020. The EDI committee is composed of undergraduates,...