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.


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
Buttyan, Ralph Kidneys, Urinary System, Benign Bladder Dysfunctions
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 Cancer biology, Glycobiology, DNA damage response pathways, Cancer therapy, Cancer diagnostics, Stress signalling in cancer, Immunotherapy
Dong, Xuesen
Du, Caigan 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
Harriman, David
Kozlowski, Piotr development and application of MRI techniques to study pre-clinical models of human diseases with specific focus on cancer and spinal cord injuries; development of the multi-parametric MRI techniques for prostate cancer diagnosis in the clinical setting.
Lange, Dirk ureteral stent associated morbidity
MacNeily, Andrew Evidence to Innovation; Care of children with urological conditions
Nguan, Christopher 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
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
Subramaniam, Sriram
Teichman, Joel
Wang, Yuzhuo Modeling and Targeting the Development of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Wyatt, Alexander
Zoubeidi, Amina Drug resistance in prostate cancer, androgen receptor activity, phenotypic plasticity, enzalutamide