Reproductive and Developmental Sciences
Master of Science
The goal of the Graduate Program in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences is to provide students with a broad knowledge of mammalian reproductive and developmental biology, as well as with in depth expertise in at least one area of research, including reproductive and molecular endocrinology, immunology of reproduction, fertilization and early embryonic development, perinatal metabolism and fetal neonatal physiology. M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs of study are offered. Both programs involve course work and completion of a thesis based on research carried out by the student.
The main research activities take place in the BC Women’s Hospital, the main obstetrics hospital in Vancouver and in the adjacent B.C. Research Institute for Children’s and Women’s Health. In addition, other research is carried out on the main University campus. All sites possess modern, well equipped laboratories. In addition, there are opportunities for research involving human reproductive biology with clinical members of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
|Anglesio, Michael||Cancer of the Reproductive System; Host-Tumour Interaction; Endometriosis; Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Immunotherapy; microenvironment; endometriosis associated cancers; Immunology; genomics; gene-expression and transcriptomics; Cancer prevention; ovarian cancer etiology; early detection biomarkers; animal models of endometriosis and cancer|
|Bedaiwy, Mohamed||Other clinical medicine; Endometriosis; Recurrent Pregnancy Loss; Infertility; Minimally Invasive Surgery|
|Beristain, Alexander Guillermo||Healthy Starts; cellular and molecular processes that direct trophoblast cell biology in early placental development; Examining the A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase (ADAM) family in trophoblast biology; Examining the effects of obesity-associated inflammation on the maternal-fetal interface; Identifying gene expression differences in subpopulations of trophoblasts in normal and pathological pregnancies|
|Brotto, Lori||Sexual Dysfunctions; sexual dysfunction; mindfulness; sexual desire|
|Cundiff, Geoffrey||female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, urogynaecology, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction, obstetrical injury, quality assurance, Epidemiology of pelvic floor disorders, to anatomy, to education, to the prevention of maternal obstetrical trauma|
|Dahlgren, Leanne||high-risk pregnancy; prenatal population health; csection by maternal request; aboriginal maternal and perinatal health; prenatal diagnosis|
|Geoffrion, Roxana||patient education, surgical outcomes after various pelvic reconstructive surgeries and surgical skill development through simulation and standardized training; pelvic floor reconstruction procedures such as vaginal prolapse or urinary incontinence surgery|
|Hanley, Gillian||socioeconomic status as a predictor of maternal mental health prenatally, use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and infant outcomes.|
|Huntsman, David||Corporate Law; Contracts; Competition Law; legal history|
|Joseph, K.S.||Pregnancy complications, preterm birth, fetal growth, infant mortality, neonatal|
|Kwon, Janice||health policy relating to gynecologic cancers as well as hereditary cancer syndromes|
|Leung, Peter C||Reproductive and molecular endocrinology|
|McAlpine, Jessica||subtypes of ovarian and endometrial cancers, and prevention|
|Miller, Diane||Gynacologic oncology, obstetrics, cervical cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment of pre-invase gynecologic cancer, histology|
|Mitchell-Foster, Sheona||Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Cancer of the Reproductive System; Drugs and Pregnancy / Breast Feeding; Global Health and Emerging Diseases; AIDS / HIV; Urban and Rural Planning Policies; cervical cancer screening; HPV; rural and remote reproductive care; Indigenous women's health; perinatal substance-use; reproductive health of women living with HIV; culturally safe care; reproductive screening in LMIC|
|Money, Deborah||Reproductive Infectious Diseases, Infectious in pregnancy, vaginal microbiome, HPV vaccine, HIV in women, HIV in pregnancy, Perinatal transmission of viral pathogens and infectious etiology of preterm labour|
|Munro, Sarah||Participatory research; Health Care Technologies; Community Health / Public Health; Health Promotion; Health Policies; Health Care Organization; Social Determinants of Health; Family Planning; Perinatal Period; Birth Control; Breast Feeding and Infant Nutrition; Knowledge translation; Implementation Science; Shared decision making; Reproductive and maternal health; Family planning; Caesarean section|
|Sadownik, Leslie||impact of chronic vulvar diseases, and their treatment, on the quality of life of the affected woman|
|Talhouk, Aline||Computer Science and Statistics; Epidemiology; Bioinformatics; Cancer of the Reproductive System; Digital health; Machine Learning; diagnostic models; prevention; personalized medicine; Privacy|
|Tomek, Jennifer||Perinatal epidemiology ; Perinatal research methods; Fetal growth restriction; Severe maternal morbidity; Improving the reference charts used to assess fetal growth and maternal weight gain in pregnancy; Evaluating the impact of obstetrical health care policies on maternal and infant health; Developing clinical prediction models for the identification of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes|
|Yong, Paul||pelvic pain, with a particular interest in endometriosis, painful periods, sexual pain, co-existing bladder and bowel problems, and pain related to the musculoskeletal system; laparoscopic excision of complex endometriosis and prevention of adhesions in women with endometriosis and pelvic pain and infertility|
Congratulations to our department members who were successful in securing Spring 2020 CIHR Project Grants. Lori Brotto (@DrLoriBrotto) – Pilot RCT for cognitive-behavioural & mindfulness-based online programs for female sexual dysfunction K.S. Joseph and Neda Razaz – Chronic...
On Sep 18, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) announced the list of individuals who were selected to join as Fellows for 2020. “CAHS recognizes excellence in health sciences. Fellows have demonstrated, through their careers and lives, that they are committed to their field of...
We are pleased to call for nominations for the 2020 Staff Service Awards. I would encourage you to review all staff who work with you in a Departmental capacity for these awards. You’ll find the details of the award and the application form here. The deadline for submission of these award...
Welcome Chriselle Serna and Annalyn Cumaual! Chriselle is moving to a new position on the Education Team. She will be the Sr Program Assistant for the REI Fellowship and also the Sr Program Assistant to all our Advanced Training Programs (MIS, FPMRS, VV Sexual Medicine and Family Planning...
We welcome our new HR Assistant, Hannah Sauvé. She will be working part-time with our department so you will be hearing from her in regards to staff and student appointments and other various HR related issues. Hannah has worked for Conferences & Accommodation at UBC in the past. She recently...
A warm welcome to the 4 new Program Directors in the OBGYN Education: Undergraduate Program Director (middle) – Marketa Gogela, MD FRCSC, Clinical Assistant Professor Undergraduate Associate Program Director (left) – Dr Chris Ng, MD FRCSC, Clinical Instructor Residency Program Director (right)...