Department of Urologic Sciences

Established in 2006, the Department of Urologic Sciences (DUS) falls under the umbrella of UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. DUS is focused on the development of programmes of excellence and collaborations across departments, faculties, schools and industrial partners. With strong and comprehensive educational programs, residents from across Canada, Masters and PhD students comprise the next generation of urology stars.


Open Research Positions

This list of possible research projects is non-exhaustive. It only shows positions that are specifically advertised in the G+PS website.


Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Afshar, Kourosh Genital reconstruction and pediatric renal transplant
Black, Peter Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (especially equality rights); Canadian human rights legislation
Cherkasov, Artem Drug design; Bioinformatics, Molecular modeling; Proteomics; Artificial intelligence; Antibiotics
Chew, Ben how kidney stones form and in particular intestinal absorption of minerals that can form kidney stones (calcium and oxalate); genetically modifying bacteria normally used to make yogurt to express a naturally occurring enzyme that breaks down oxalate, thus preventing its absorption into the body where it can combine with calcium to form kidney stones.
Collins, Colin translational genomics where mathematics, genomics, computer science, and clinical science converge in diagnostics and therapeutics
Cox, Michael genetic testing, experiences of hereditary risk, social and ethical implications of genetics, interpersonal and family communication, qualitative research, narrative and story, Prostate cancer
Daugaard, Mads Clinical oncology; Pathology (except oral pathology); Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Cancer biology; Cancer diagnostics; Cancer therapy; Cell Signaling and Cancer; Cell Therapy of Cancer; Chemotherapy; DNA damage response pathways; glycobiology; Immunotherapy; Radiotherapy; Stress and Cancer; Stress signalling in cancer
Dong, Xuesen Cancer progression and metastasis; Gene and molecular therapy; Endocrine Regulation; RNA splicing and Gene Regulation; Hormone Dependent Cancers; Prostate Cancer; Prematurity
Du, Caigan Renal Diseases; Bioactive Molecules; Immune Reactions; Immunotherapy; Cell Therapy of Infectious and Immune Diseases; pathophysiology of Kidney disease; cell and antibody/protein therapy; Kidney transplantation and organ preservation; Technology for diagnosis of kidney disease; Peritoneal dialysis
Flannigan, Ryan evaluating genetic and molecular mechanisms contributing to non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA)
Gleave, Martin Infectious diseases, interdisciplinary oncology, prostate
Goldenberg, S Larry prostate cancer, men’s health issues
Gourlay, William renal transplantation
Harriman, David
Lack, Nathan
Lallous, Nada Cancer drug development and therapeutics; Cancer progression and metastasis; Cancer molecular targets; Biochemistry; Biophysics; Cancer biology; Therapeutics; Protein research; Drug resistance; transcription factors
Lange, Dirk Ureteral stents; antifouling coatings; antimicrobial coatings; device complications
MacNeily, Andrew Evidence to Innovation; Care of children with urological conditions
Nguan, Christopher Health Care Technologies; Transplantation and Graft Rejection; Robotics and Automation; Shape Recognition and Computer Graphics; Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials; Optimization, Control and Operations Research; Ethics and Health; Telemedicine; Health Information Systems; Prostate; Prostate Cancer; Male Urogenital System Disorders; Doppler ultrasound; Diagnostic Techniques; Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Nursing; Applied Genetics; Gene Therapy; Genetic Markers; Molecular Genetics; Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; GeneTherapy of Infectious and Immune Diseases; Immunotherapy; Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines; Hemodynamic measurements; Hyperthermia and Hypothermia; Renal Diseases; Renal Insufficiency/Failure and Malabsorption; Renal System; Urogenital Pathologies; Urogenital System; Acoustics; Lasers; X-Rays; Optics and Photonics; Sensors and Devices; Bioinformatics; Virtual Reality; Data mining; Technological Innovations; Educational Technologies; Educational Approaches; kidney transplantation; patient reported outcomes; medical apps for mobile health; machine learning analytics of medical imaging; machine learning analytics of complex medical data outcomes
Ong, Christopher Prostate cancer growth; Treatment resistance; Cell signalling pathways; SEMA3C
Paterson, Ryan medical and surgical management of kidney stone disease, laparoscopic urologic surgery, and the surgical treatment of benign prostatic enlargement
So, Alan study of development of novel therapeutics for bladder cancer and determination of the functional role of GLI1/2 in the progression of prostate cancer to its lethal stage of androgen independence; discovery and development of novel agents to treat bladder cancer as well as development of the mechanisms of treatment resistance in renal cell carcinoma.
Stothers, Lynn neurourology; urinary tract infection; urodynamics; urology
Teichman, Joel Endourology and interstitial cystitis; Kidney stones; Holmium:YAG lithotripsy; Development of optical fibers; Laser lithotripsy; Femtosecond laser ablation
Wang, Yuzhuo Clinical oncology; Prostate Cancer; Modeling and Targeting the Development of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Wyatt, Alexander Medical, health and life sciences; Prostate Cancer; Circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA); Bladder cancer; Precision oncology; Clinical trials; Bioinformatics; Cancer Genomics; Cell-Free DNA (cfDNA); Correlative science; Liquid biopsy
Zoubeidi, Amina Drug resistance in prostate cancer, androgen receptor activity, phenotypic plasticity, enzalutamide

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