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; Epigenetics; Gene regulation|
|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|
|Kastrup, Christian||drug delivery, coagulation, biomaterials, atherosclerosis, in-vivo imaging, microfluidics|
|Mayor, Thibault||Biochemistry; Genomics; Aging; Cell Biology; Neurodegenerative diseases; Proteasome; Protein Degradation; Protein Folding; Proteomics; Proteostasis; Ubiquitin; Yeast Genetics|
|McIntosh, Lawrence||Protein structure-dynamics-function; Regulation of gene expression; Signal transduction; Cancer; Enzyme mechanisms|
|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|
An international team led by UBC researchers has used proteomics to map how proteins interact, revealing how the same protein, expressed in two different tissues, can have dramatically different impacts. Dr. Nicollas Scott “These findings have significantly advanced the...
Calem Kenward Calem Kenward, a PhD student in the lab of Dr. Natalie Strynadka has been named a 2021/22 recipient of a Killam Doctoral Scholarship. His work on proteins has included exploring the crystal structure of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2. This is a model of the crystal...
*Webinar Series: Transforming Health for Everyone Webinar Series – Brought to you by UBC Faculty of Medicine Development & Alumni Engagement The rapid pace of development for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines has demonstrated both the need and opportunity to expedite discoveries...