Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

The UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is an academic department of the UBC Faculty of Medicine, and has major responsibilities and leadership in activities related to education, research and academic practice.

The Department is characterized by its breadth and depth of its activities in all spheres of inquiry and education concerning the causes and mechanisms of disease, advancing the practice of the various disciplines of Laboratory Medicine.

Departmental faculty, staff, trainees and other personnel work at multiple sites across the UBC system, in partnership with Regional Health Authorities, Hospitals and Agencies, Research Centres and Institutes, Educational Institutions, Government and other stakeholders toward fulfillment of the academic mandate.

Master's Students
Doctoral Students
Graduate Degrees Awarded

Open Research Positions


Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Allard, Michael Control of energy metabolism in normal and pathologic hearts; Physiologic and Pathologic Cardiac hypertrophy; Contribution of Metabolism to myocardial dysfunction after ischemia and reperfusion, especially in the setting of cardiac hypertrophy; Cardiovascular Pathology
Aparicio, Samuel Breast cancer, genome sequencing
Bally, Marcel Bertran Pancreas centre
Bashashati Saghezchi, Ali Artificial Intelligence; Bioinformatics; Breast Cancer; Cancer Genomics; Computational Biology; Digital Pathology; Image Processing; Machine Learning; Ovarian Cancer; Signal Processing
Bennewith, Kevin Oncology; Molecular Pathology & Cell Biology; Cancer research; Solid tumour microenvironment; Hypoxia; Metastasis research; Pre-metastatic niche; Targeting hypoxic tumour cells in therapy; Radiation biology
Brooks, Donald microgravity research (space station, etc); diagnostic testing device; Centre for Blood Research; biomaterials, Organic chem, blood research
Churg, Andrew Lung disease
Cimolai, Nevio Infection control, ethics in hospital administration and public medical institutions
Cote, Helene HIV Infection, blood research, infectious diseases
Devine, Dana Virginia Biochemistry, blood regulation, platelet biology
Gilks, Cyril Blake Cancer of the Reproductive System; gynecological cancer diagnosis
Granville, David Autoimmunity; Medical molecular engineering of nucleic acids and proteins; Proteases; Granzymes; Extracellular matrix; Chronic inflammation; Aging; Disease models; Autoimmune disease; Skin; Vascular biology
Huntsman, David Corporate Law; Contracts; Competition Law; legal history
Karsan, Aly Hematological tumours; Cancer molecular targets; Leukemia; Hematopoiesis; Genomics and epigenomics; Noncoding RNAs; Aging
Kizhakkedathu, Jayachandran Polymers; Biomaterials; Blood Coagulation; Macromolecular Therapeutics; Iron Chelators; Thrombosis; Cell-surface Engineering; Proteomics Tools; Implants and Medical Devices
Klein Geltink, Ramon Metabolism; Immunotherapy; Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; Auto-Immune Diseases; Cell Therapy of Cancer; Immunometabolism; T cell function; Adoptive cellular therapy
Krajden, Mel Infectious diseases, cancer hepatitis prevention and care, human papillomavirus HPV, HIV and hepatitis C virus
Krystal, Gerald Blood research, immunology, inflammation, effect of diet on cancer
Lam, Wan Cancer progression; Genome biology; Epigenetics; Molecular Systems Biology; Lung Cancer; Technology Development
Lan, James Kidneys and Urinary System; Histocompatibility; Immunogenetics
Lange, Philipp Cell Signaling and Cancer; Bioinformatics; Proteomics; pediatric cancer; post translational protein modification; personalized medicine; mass spectrometry
Laule, Cornelia Imaging; Neurological Diseases; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Spinal Cord Diseases; Pathology; Central Nervous System Inflammatory Diseases; Cerebral Atrophy; Auto-Immune Diseases; Multiple Sclerosis; Nervous System Development; Pain; Schizophrenia; Neuronal Systems; magnetic resonance imaging; brain; spinal cord; myelin; multiple sclerosis; Spinal cord injury; Neurological diseases; image analysis
Ling, Victor Resistance to anticancer drugs, glycoprotein, chemotherapy, proteins
Lockwood, William Cancer; Genetics; genomics; Proteomics; Lung cancer; drug discovery; Oncogene signaling; Immune response
Luo, Honglin Viral Infections; Cardiomyopathy; Lung Cancer; Central Nervous System Inflammatory Diseases; Protein quality control in cardiac remodeling; Oncolytic virus for lung cancer therapy; Enteroviral infection and neurodegeneration; RNA viruses
Mackenzie, Ian Alzheimer's Disease
Nielsen, Torsten Cancer of the Musculoskeletal System; Breast Cancer; Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Translational research; Biomarker development; Experimental Therapeutics; Clinical trials; Epigenomics; Immuno-oncology; Tissue-based diagnostic technologies
O'Kusky, John Neuroscience, embryology, mental health disorders
Podor, Thomas cardiovascular pathophysiology; endothelial cell proteolytic enzymes in the degradation of fibrin clots and extracellular matrix components; immunochemical and biochemical studies on the role of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in thrombosis and fibrin clot degradation (fibrinolysis); thrombosis and thrombolysis
Priatel, John Auto-Immune Diseases; Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; Diseases of the Immune System; Cell Therapy of Infectious and Immune Diseases; Autoimmunity; Immunodeficiency; Tumour immunotherapy; Viral infection; host-pathogen interactions
Quandt, Jacqueline Neuroinflammation in damage and repair relevant to multiple sclerosis and other nervous system disorders
Roth, Andrew Molecular Oncology; Bioinformatics; Computational Biology; computational statistics; Machine Learning; genomics; Cancer Evolution; Evolutionary cancer biology; Cancer omics data; computational methods for studying clonal population structures and tumour evolution; Methodological work in computational statistics
Sadar, Marianne
Schaeffer, David Cancer Genetics; Pancreas; Genomics; Pathology; Bioinformatics; Cancer biology; Genomic rearrangements; patient derived models
Schreiber, William Porphyrias, toxicology, electrophoresis, educational technology, biochemistry, molecular biology
Seow, Chun Yong Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Asthma; Muscle; Respiratory System; Physiology; Airway smooth muscle; Contraction mechanism
Sorensen, Poul Childhood cancer cells, genomic science
Steidl, Christian Cancer; Molecular Pathology & Cell Biology, Genetics, genomics proteomics and related approaches
Takei, Fumio Molecular immunology, cancer, cell-cell interactions
Verchere, Bruce Diabetes research, pediatrics, Beta cell survival and function
Watson, Peter Breast Cancer; Pathology; biomarker
Wellington, Cheryl Lea 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
Weng, Andrew Molecular biology
Wright, Joanne Role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, airways disease in asocation with mineral dusts and fumes, pulmonary vascular disease as a consequence of cigarette smoking, respiratory
Yang, Decheng Cardiovascular and pulmonary, infectious diseases, host gene responses to viral infections
Yip, Stephen Neuro-oncology; Neuropathology; Cancer Genomics/Epigenomics/Proteomics; molecular diagnostics


Erin Tranfield

Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PhD)

Xin Ye

Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PhD)