Division of Respiratory Medicine

The UBC Respiratory Division is primarily located at the major teaching hospitals affiliated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine. The major activities are focused at Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital and UBC Hospital. In addition, reflecting the distributed medical school there are a significant number of community respirologists affiliated formally as either full or associate members of the Division.


Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Carlsten, Christopher Environment and Respiratory Diseases
Daley, Denise Complex Trait Genetics, Genetic Diseases, Asthma, Susceptibility Genes, Genetics of Aging, genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, Epigenetics, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions
Duronio, Vincent Signal transduction, enzymes, cell regulation, programmed cell death, apoptosis, protein kinase, phosphorylation networks, oxidized LDL, macrophages, gene regulation
Fitzgerald, Mark asthma; tuberculosis:outcomes evaluation;clinical trials, Epidemiology
Fleetham, John Sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, imaging techniques, respiratory muscle function, systemic blood pressure, hypothalamic pituitary function, psychological status, disordered breathing
Lam, Stephen C Lung cancer, optical imaging, tomography, spectroscopy
Miller, Christopher Antimicrobial role of nitric oxide; Antibiotic resistance associated with M. tuberculosis, S. aureus, P. aeruginosa; Role of nitric oxide in non-healing wounds and cystic fibrosis; Therapeutic use of nitric oxide in Avian flu and parasitic infections; Inhaled nitric oxide for treatment of cerebral malaria ( www.inouganda.com ); Tumorcidal activity of nitric oxide; Ventilator acquired pneumonia
Quon, Bradley Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Respiratory System, Proteomics, Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines, biomarker discovery and development, clinical epidemiology, health care economics, medication adherence
Road, Jeremy Respiratory medicine
Ryan, Colm Respiratory Sleep Disorders, Investigation and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
Ryerson, Christopher Interstitial lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema, dyspnea, pulmonary rehabilitation, symptom management, health care databases.
Sandford, Andrew genetic basis of asthma and has extended his studies to include the genetics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and peanut allergy as well as the genetic basis of pulmonary disease severity in cystic fibrosis; potential effects on gene function of genetic variants associated with these disease outcomes
Sin, Donald CODP (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Tebbutt, Scott Genomics and Proteomics, Asthma, Heart Transplantation, Complex Trait Genetics, Fungal Infections, Occupational Lung Diseases, Dual organism molecular interaction (fungal spores & human airway epithelium), Early and late reactions in allergic asthma and rhinitis, Diagnostics of acute heart rejection, Neonatal vaccine immunogenicity, Systems biology, biomarkers & bioinformatics
Van Eeden, Stephanus Mechanisms of lung inflammation, particularly, lung inflammation caused by infection, cigarette smoking and air pollution
Wilcox, Pearce Cystic fibrosis, connective tissue disorders of the lungs, pulmonary function, respiratory medicine