Michael Smith Laboratories

In 1987, the University of British Columbia made a bold investment in the future by establishing Canada's first interdisciplinary biotechnology unit. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary interaction and overlap of interest among the different groups. Awards from prestigious national and international organizations are continually recognizing the faculty members for their excellence. In 1993, Dr. Michael Smith received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

 

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Bohlmann, Jorg plant biochemistry, forestry genomics, forest health, conifers, poplar, bark beetle, mountain pine beetle, natural products, secondary metabolites, terpenes, floral scent, grapevine, Conifer genomics Forest health genomics Mountain pine beetle, fungus, pine interactions and genomics Chemical ecology of conifer, insect interactions
Brumer, Harry Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis, enzymes, polysaccharides, carbohydrates, biomass, cellulose, plant cell walls, microbiota
Finlay, B Brett Infectious agents, bacteria, microbial infections and how humans react to it
Hansen, Carl Single-Cell Analysis, Molecular Diagnostics, genomics
Haynes, Charles Protein purification, recombinant proteins, molecular thermodynamics, biocompatible polymers
Hieter, Philip Molecular biology of eukaryotic chromosome transmission
Jefferies, Wilfred Arthur Iron transport molecules
Kastrup, Christian drug delivery, coagulation, biomaterials, atherosclerosis, in-vivo imaging, microfluidics
Kronstad, James Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Genomics and Proteomics, Pathogenesis of infectious diseases, Medical Mycology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Fungal diseases of plants
Li, Xin Molecules in plants, plants defence against pathogen infection, plant genes
Piret, James Biomedical engineering, regenerative medicine Cell-based therapies have the potential to provide improved treatments for major diseases such as cancer and diabetes
Snutch, Terrance Preston Molecular and genetic analysis of the nervous system
Tokuriki, Nobuhiko Experimental evolution of proteins and molecular networks.
Turner, Robin Biomedical Technologies