Genetics

Sally Aitken

Sally Aitken

Professor

Forest genetics, climate change, conservation, ecology, genomics, global warming, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases

Vanessa Auld, PhD

Professor

Cell biology, genetics, model systems, development of the nervous system, glia, barriers in the body

Hugh W. Brock, D.Phil

Hugh W. Brock, D.Phil

Professor

Development, embryology, model organisms (fruit flies), gene regulation, leukemia

Shoukat Dedhar

Professor

Molecular biology, molecular biology as it relates to disease, developing new therapeutics for cancer, how brain cells (neurons) make connections, therapeutics for cancer, molecular genetics and cancer, medical research, cancer, inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular diseases

Max Cynader, CM, OBC, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS

Max Cynader, CM, OBC, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS

Professor of Opthalmology & Visual Sciences

Eye diseases, glaucoma, dyslexia, stroke, neurotrauma, memory, vision, learning disabilities, hearing development, recovery after brain damage, ischemia, gene therapy

Peter Paré, MD

Professor

Asthma, emphysema, genetics, lung disease

Dr. Steven Pelech, PhD

Dr. Steven Pelech, PhD

Professor

Cancer, Neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Diabetes, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Biochemistry, Signal Transduction, Cell signalling, Protein kinases, Protein phosphatase, Transcription factors, Cell receptors, Proteins, Peptides, Peptide synthesis, SPOT peptide synthesis, Antibodies, Antibody microarrays, Serological tests, Bioinformatics, Ethics, Evolution, Social intelligence, Cellular intelligence, Molecular intelligence, Biotechnology,

Andrew Riseman, PhD

Andrew Riseman, PhD

Associate Professor

Plant breeding, plant genetics, horticulture, roots, stress physiology

Dr. Elizabeth M. Simpson, BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr. Elizabeth M. Simpson, BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor

Genetics, genomics, mouse modeling, CRISPR, aniridia, blindness,

Siân Spacey

Associate Clinical Professor, Neurology

Director, UBC Headache Clinic

Headaches, migraines, ataxia

Eric Taylor

Eric Taylor

Professor; Curator, UBC Fish Museum

Possible threats to native fish, native BC fish biodiversity, fish biology and conservation, evolution, biological diversity

Jane Roskams, PhD

Jane Roskams, PhD

Professor

Neural regeneration, neural degeneration, neural stem cells, spinal cord regeneration, epigenetics, sensory loss, developmental brain disorders, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumours

David G. Huntsman, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG

Professor

Hereditary cancer, molecular pathology, cancer biomarkers

Andre Marziali

Andre Marziali

Associate Professor

Director of Engineering Physics

Teaching methods, pedagogy, robotics in education, nanotechnology, engineering physics, genomics

Susan Cox, PhD

Associate Professor

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar

Genetic testing, experiences of hereditary risk, social and ethical implications of genetics, interpersonal and family communication, qualitative research, narrative and story, human genome, gene mutation

Fabio Rossi, MD, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Medical Genetics

Canada Research Chair in Regenerative Medicine

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Fellow

Stem cell, regenerative medicine, blood

James W. Kronstad

Professor

Fungi, pathogens, genomics, molecular genetics

Paul Pavlidis, PhD

Professor

Bioinformatics, genomics, gene networks, systems biology, computational biology, human genome, gene mutation

Dr. Steven Hallam, PhD

Dr. Steven Hallam, PhD

Professor

Microbial ecology, biological engineering, bioinformatics, entrepreneurship, genomics, single-cell genomics, metabolic pathway inference, metagenomics, environmental genomics, automation systems, synthetic biology, machine learning, information aesthetics, science communication, scholarship of education leadership, functional screening, biocatalyst discovery, bioeconomy, bioenergy, microplastics, anaerobic digestion, cyanobacteria, metabolic interaction networks, symbiosis, climate change, oxygen minimum zones, oceanography, sustainability,

Rosie J. Redfield, PhD

Rosie J. Redfield, PhD

Professor

Genetic exchange, genetics in the news, MOOCs, online education