Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Master of Science
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.
|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|
|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||Aging Process, Skin Disorders, Auto-Immune Diseases, Aneurism, Connective Tissue Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Chronic Diseases in Elderly, Proteases, Granzymes, Extracellular Matrix, Chronic inflammation, Aging, Disease models, Autoimmune disease, Skin, Vascular biology|
|Huntsman, David||hereditary cancer, molecular pathology, cancer biomarkers, Pancreas centre|
|Karsan, Aly||Myelodysplatic syndromes, myeloid malignancies, innate immune signaling in vascular hematopoietic function, genomics for clinical diagnostics|
|Kelly, Niamh||science education from pre-school to university, balancing family and professional life, women in science, Children and babies, education, health care|
|Kizhakkedathu, Jayachandran||Polymers, Biomaterials, Blood Coagulation, Macromolecular Therapeutics, Iron Chelators, Thrombosis, Cell-surface Engineering, Proteomics Tools, Implants and Medical Devices|
|Klein Geltink, Ramon|
|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|
|Lange, Philipp||Cell Signaling and Cancer, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, pediatric cancer, post translational protein modification, personalized medicine|
|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|
|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|
|Mackenzie, Ian||Alzheimer's Disease|
|McManus, Bruce||Cardiovascular and pulmonary, genomic science, immunology, molecular pathology, detection of viral infection, heart and blood vessels|
|Nielsen, Torsten||Cancer of the Musculoskeletal System, Breast Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, Translational research, Biomarker development, Experimental therapeutics, Clinical Trials, Epigenomics, Immuno-oncology|
|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|
|Quandt, Jacqueline||Neuroinflammation in damage and repair relevant to multiple sclerosis and other nervous system disorders|
|Schaeffer, David||Cancer, Molecular Pathology & Cell Biology, Genetics, genomics proteomics and related approaches, Gastrointestinal systems|
|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|
|Shah, Sohrab||Interpretation of cancer genomes; Tumour evolution; Computational cancer biology; Bioinformatics|
|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, Alzheimer's Disease, 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|
Congratulations NSERC Project Grant Recipient: Dr. Glen Tibbits is a recipient of a 2019 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant for the project “Regulation of contractility in the zebrafish heart”.
Energizing the immune system: Q&A with new investigator Dr. Ramon Klein Geltink. We discuss his pioneering work showing that the way immune cells derive their energy can determine how they function and how this knowledge could be used to develop new therapies. read more..
Research calls for better diagnostics and interventions for non-HPV vulvar cancer: Dr. Blake Gilks is a professor and consultant pathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at VGH and UBC. Dr. Lien Hoang is an anatomical pathologist at VGH and a clinical instructor at UBC...
Leadership Update: Dr. Bruce Verchere appointed Director, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics. Dr. Verchere is a highly accomplished researcher and Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Surgery. He is a prominent member of both the UBC and BC Children’s...