In order to supervise a student in the CELL Program, a faculty member must be a member of the Program. The following are current members of the CELL Program who are eligible to supervise students in the Program. If you wish to enroll in the CELL Program and have identified a potential research supervisor whose name does not appear below, please discuss with your prospective research supervisor the possibility of him or her becoming a faculty member of the CELL Program. Information can be found here.

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Eric Accili Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Molecular mechanisms responsible for cellular pacemaking behaviour and that underlie the function and expression of “pacemaker” channels

Web: http://crg.ubc.ca/accili
Email: eric.accili@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-6900

Douglas Allan Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and Centre for Brain Health.

Differentiation and maintenance of neuronal identity in Drosophila melanogaster, using molecular genetic, biochemical and bioinformatic approaches to examine the roles and intersection of intrinsic transcription factor codes and target-derived signals.

Web: http://www.douglasallanlab.weebly.com
Email: doug.allan@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 827-5960

Vanessa Auld Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science, and Centre for Brain Health.

The molecular interactions between glia and neurons that occur during development of the nervous system of Drosophila. The development of permeability barriers in polarized epithelia and glia and the formation of the septate and tricellular junctions.

Web: http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~auld/auldlab/index.html
Email: auld@zoology.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-1977


Shernaz Bamji Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and Centre for Brain Health.

Molecular mechanisms underlying synapse formation, maintenance and elimination; role of cell adhesion molecules at the synapse.

Web: http://www.bamjilab.com/
Email: shernaz.bamji@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-4746

Alexander Beristain Dept. of Obstetric & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

A major focus of my lab investigates both the cellular and molecular processes that direct trophoblast cell biology in early placental development. Utilizing state of the art cell isolating techniques and three-dimensional culture systems.

Web: https://bcchr.ca/agberistain
Email: aberista@mail.ubc.ca
Tel: 604-875-3573


Mark Cembrowski Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

We aim to understand how the brain forms, stores, and retrieves memories. To do this, we take a multidisciplinary, multiscale approach. We combine big data analysis and cutting-edge experimental techniques to study memory across the spatial scales of the nervous system: molecules, cells, circuits, and behaviour. With this combination, we aim to generate a comprehensive understanding of the neurobiological rules of memory in both health and disorder.

Web: https://www.cembrowskilab.com/
Email: mark.cembrowski@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-3463

Elizabeth Conibear Dept. of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, and Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics.

Identification of regulatory proteins that control vesicle transport and contribution of defects in protein and lipid trafficking to human disease.

Web: http://cmmt.ubc.ca/research/investigators/conibear/lab
Email: conibear@cmmt.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 875-3898

Daniel Coombs Dept. of Mathematics and the Institute of Applied Mathematics.

Mathematical and computational models of immune cell signalling. Confocal microscopy and single particle tracking for membrane receptors. Population dynamics of HIV virus in vivo.

Web: http://www.math.ubc.ca/~coombs
Email: coombs@math.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-2859


Xuesen Dong Dept. of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Dong lab studies the molecular biology of the androgen receptor and RNA splicing factors that regulate prostate cancers to develop resistance to anti-cancer therapy. The ultimate goal of our research is to develop novel therapies and improve existing treatments for therapy resistant prostate cancers. We enjoy inspiring young investigators to practice biomedical research, and always welcome ambitious and self-driven young scientists who have strong passion for research to join us.
Transcription and RNA splicing regulation of therapy-resistant prostate cancer progression.

Web: https://www.prostatecentre.com/about-us/people/dr-xuesen-dong
Email: xdong@prostatecentre.com
Tel: (604) 875-4111 ext 63020


Leah Edelstein-Keshet Dept. of Mathematics, Faculty of Science.

Modeling the roles of small GTPases in eukaryotic cell polarization and motility, the actin cytoskeleton, and patterns such as actin waves. Models for microtubule-associated motor protein transport, single-cell wound healing, Rac signaling, and the role of cofilin in mammary carcinoma motility.

Web: http://www.math.ubc.ca/~keshet/keshet.html
Email: keshet@math.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-5889


Mike Gold Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Science.

B cell development, survival, activation and migration.

Web: http://www.microbiology.ubc.ca/research/labs/gold
Email: michael.gold@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-4070

Michael Gordon Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science.

Organization, function, and development of neural circuits that process sensory information in the fruit fly brain.

Web: http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~gordon/
Email: gordon@zoology.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 827-4854

Daniel Graf Dept. of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry.

Understanding developmental and degenerative pathologies associated with cartilage, bone, and tooth formation: from craniofacial development to osteoarthritis and fracture healing.

Email: daniel.graf@ubc.ca

Ethan Greenblatt Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine.

Mechanisms underlying RNA storage and translational control during oocyte development. Understanding the molecular basis for reproductive aging and meiotic failure.

Web: http://www.greenblattlab.org
Email: ethan.greenblatt@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 827-0907


Kurt Haas Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and Centre for Brain Health.

Neuronal plasticity during early brain development. Activity-dependent synaptogenesis and dendritic arbor growth with the intent of understanding how brain neurons establish complex morphologies and inter-neuronal connections to create functional brain circuits.

Web: http://www.haaslab.com
Email: kurt.haas@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-9770

Lari Häkkinen Dept. of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry.

Mechanisms of oral and epidermal wound healing.

Web: http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/research/PeriodontalBiology/hakkinen.asp
Email: lhakkine@dentistry.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-0096

Geoff Hammond Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Steroids in growth and development.

Web: http://cps.med.ubc.ca/faculty/hammond/
Email: geoffrey.hammond@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-2498

Brett Hilton Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and Blusson Spinal Cord Centre.

We seek to develop neuroregenerative and neuroprotective therapies that enable meaningful functional improvements in individuals with spinal cord injury. We use a multidisciplinary research strategy combining cellular, molecular, and bioinformatic approaches together with tissue clearing and 3D imaging analyses in order to identify the processes that prevent damaged axons from regenerating. We are also interested in identifying the cells and circuits that are most important for mediating functional improvements after injury.

Web: https://www.hiltonlab.ca/
Email: bhilton@icord.org

Brad Hoffman Dept. of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that control the transcriptional networks that drive endocrine pancreas development, function, and proliferation.

Web: http://www.cfri.ca/our_research/researchers/search_researchers/researcher_detail.asp?ID=307
Email: brad.hoffman@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 875-2000 ext. 4794

Pamela Hoodless Dept. of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, and Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency.

Early events in mammalian development and the signalling pathways that regulate these processes.

Web:  https://www.bccrc.ca/dept/tfl/people/pamela-hoodless
Email: hoodless@bccrc.ca
Tel: (604) 675-8133


Jim Johnson Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Integrated physiology, from organelle to organism, in the pathogenesis of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer and neurodegeneration.

Web: http://cps.med.ubc.ca/faculty/johnson
Email: james.d.johnson@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-7187


Tim Kieffer Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

The development of novel therapeutic approaches to diabetes using molecular, cellular and physiological techniques.

Web: http://cps.med.ubc.ca/faculty/kieffer
Email: tim.kieffer@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-2156

Janel Kopp Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Identifying the molecular mechanisms underlying cell fate commitment in the pancreas and their relationship to the development of pancreatic cancer.

Web: http://www.janelkopp.com
Email: janelk@mail.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 827-0626

Nicole Krentz Molecular and Systems Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Combining developmental biology and human genetics to understand how metabolic cells normally develop and how defects in this process leads to disease.

Web: https://pharmsci.ubc.ca/directory/nicole-krentz
Email: nicole.krentz@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-2163


Philipp Lange Depts. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (Faculty of Medicine) and Computer Science (Faculty of Science), and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Proteomics, bioinformatics and cell signalling in childhood cancer. Development of proteomics methods and new approaches for better treatment and diagnostics in paediatric malignancies.

Web: http://langelab.med.ubc.ca
Email: philipp.lange@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 875-2000 ext. 6015

Peter Lansdorp Dept. of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine; Distinguished Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Research Centre; Professor, European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

DNA replication, epigenetics and stem cells; Telomeres, genomic instability, aging and cancer; Genetic analysis using single cell Strand-seq.

Web: http://www.terryfoxlab.ca/people-detail/peter-lansdorp
Email: plansdor@bccrc.ca
Tel: (604) 675-8135

Xin Li Dept. of Botany, Faculty of Science and Michael Smith Laboratories.

Plant molecular genetics and genomics, specifically to understand the natural resistance mechanisms of plants against broad-spectrum of pathogens including fungi, bacteria, and viruses.

Web: http://botany.ubc.ca/people/xin-li
Email: xinli@msl.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-3155

James Lim Dept. of Pediatrics and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Cellular biology and molecular mechanisms governing integrin-mediated adhesion and motility in childhood cancers.

Web: https://bcchr.ca/jlim
Email: cjlim@mail.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 875-2000 ext. 4795

Chris Loewen Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and Centre for Brain Health.

Mechanisms underlying interactions between the endoplasmic reticulum and other organelles.

Web: http://cps.med.ubc.ca/faculty/loewen
Email: cloewen@mail.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 827-5961

Dan Luciani Dept. of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

The normal physiology of insulin secreting pancreatic beta-cells, as well as the sub-cellular mechanisms that mediate failure and death of the beta-cells in diabetes.

Web: http://www.cfri.ca/our_research/researchers/search_researchers/researcher_detail.asp?ID=428
Email: dluciani@cfri.ca
Tel: (604) 875-2000 ext. 6170

Francis Lynn Depts. of Surgery and Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Mechanisms that regulate the formation of islet β-cells from pancreatic stem or progenitor cells. We focus on the gene regulatory networks at play in the progenitor cells and how these networks change during differentiation to mature endocrine cells and in the long-term maintenance of the β-cell.

Web: http://www.betacell.ca
Email: francis.lynn@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 875-2000 ext. 5426


Joanne Matsubara Dept. of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Centre for Macular Research.

Translational research on retinal diseases and treatment strategies.

Web: http://matsubaralab.med.ubc.ca
Email: jms@mail.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 875-4383

Linda Matsuuchi Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science.

Receptor assembly and protein trafficking in lymphoid cells. Cell secretion. Signaling by the B cell antigen receptor.

Web: http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/person/matsuchi
Email: matsuchi@mail.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-4881

Christopher Maxwell Dept. of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Microtubule organization during cell division and differentiation and its relationship to childhood and adult cancers.

Web: http://www.bcchr.ca/maxwell-lab
Email: cmaxwell@bcchr.ca
Tel: (604) 875-2000 ext. 4691

Kota Mizumoto Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science.

The Mizumoto lab is studying various aspects of the neurodevelopment such as synapse pattern formation and neuronal patterning using C. elegans as a model system. We use a combination of classic and advanced genetics, molecular biology and microscopy.

Web: https://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~mizumoto/lab_blog/
Email: mizumoto@zoology.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 827-0794

Don Moerman Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science, and C. elegans Gene Knockout Laboratory.

The assembly and organization of myofilaments within the body wall muscle of C. elegans. RNA and protein expression profiles in specific tissues and cells, and developmental stages of C. elegans.

Web: http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~dgmweb
Email: moerman@zoology.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-3365

Edwin Moore Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

The investigation of structure-function relationships in cardiac muscle using microscopic and biochemical techniques.

Web: http://crg.ubc.ca/moore
Email: edwin.moore@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-3423

Orson Moritz Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Centre for Macular Research.

Biochemistry and cell biology of the mechanisms underlying genetically inherited forms of blindness. Mechanisms of protein trafficking within photoreceptor cells, and how these mechanisms relate to these genetic disorders.

Web: http://moritzlab.ophthalmology.ubc.ca/website%20files/Research%20Projects.html
Email: olmoritz@mail.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 875-4357

Hakima Moukhles Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Role of dystroglycan, a protein associated with several forms of muscular dystrophy, in the central nervous system. Mechanisms underlying the dystroglycan-mediated targeting and polarized distribution of potassium and water-permeable channels in astrocytes.

Web: http://cps.med.ubc.ca/faculty/moukhles/
Email: hakima.moukhles@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-7882

Timothy Murphy Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, and Centre for Brain Health.

Tim Murphy is a basic scientist who contributes to understanding of how mouse cortex adapts after stroke, resulting in remapping of brain function from damaged to surviving areas using mouse models. The lab develops new imaging and optogenetic methods that have parallels to human brain imaging and stimulation tools. In developing these tools that laboratory participates in the Canadian Neurophotonics Platform and leads UBC’s Dynamic Brain Circuits in Health and Disease Cluster which actively seeks to articulate new optical methods that are applied to questions related to diseases of the nervous system. Murphy has been a past instructor in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Imaging Neurons and Neural Activity course and UBC’s 3D-microscopy courses. By understanding the stroke recovery process on a circuit level, the lab hopes to advance patient translatable brain stimulation or other plasticity-inducing treatments. More recently the laboratory has extended these approaches to mouse models of psychiatric disorders such as depression and autism. To facilitate circuit interrogation in vivo the lab develops high-throughput models which automate animal imaging.

Web: http://www.neuroscience.ubc.ca/faculty/murphy.html
Email: timothy.murphy@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-0705


I. Robert Nabi Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Cancer cell biology, membrane domains, organelle contact sites, super-resolution microscopy, machine learning, tumor cell migration and metastasis.

Web: http://cps.med.ubc.ca/faculty/nabi
Email: ivan.robert.nabi@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-7000

Christian Naus Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and Centre for Brain Health.

Gap junctions in neural development and disease.

Web: http://cps.med.ubc.ca/faculty/naus
Email: christian.naus@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 827-4383


Tim O’Connor Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and Centre for Brain Health.

Molecular mechanisms of neuronal outgrowth, guidance and directed growth. Remodeling of the cytoskeleton during neurite outgrowth.

Web: http://cps.med.ubc.ca/faculty/oconnor
Email: timothy.oconnor@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-9759


Nelly Panté Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science.

Molecular mechanisms of nuclear import of macromolecules and viruses.

Web: http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~pante
Email: pante@zoology.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-3369

Steven Plotkin Dept. of Physics and Astronomy.

The Plotkin lab’s current developmental biology interests focus on the molecular genetic origins of multicellularity. They investigate the function and evolution of genetic regulatory networks (GRNs) involved in the processes of cell differentiation, wherein they observe and quantify how such GRNs can give rise to differential gene expression and ultimately to different cell fates. To study the genes and mechanisms inducing cell differentiation that are conserved across all multicellular animal species, their model organism is the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi, a candidate for the earliest diverging animal on the phylogenetic tree.

Web: https://plotkinlab.phas.ubc.ca
Email: steve@phas.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-8813

Mahmoud Pouladi Dept. of Medical Genetics.

Research in the Pouladi Lab is aimed at understanding how specific genetic factors contribute to the onset of neurological disorders. We develop isogenic human pluripotent stem cells and transgenic animals to model these diseases, with the goal of delineating novel approaches to influence outcomes for neurological disorders. Our current focus includes understanding the etiology of white matter pathology in degenerative disorders such as Huntington’s disease and multiple sclerosis, as well as in developmental disorders like fragile X syndrome and leukodystrophies.

Web: https://www.pouladilab.org/
Email: mahmoud.pouladi@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 875-3802


Matthew Ramer Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science and ICORD.

Reactions of the nervous system to trauma (nerve and spinal cord injuries), with particular emphasis on sensory processing and pain.

Web: http://icord.org/researchers/dr-matt-ramer/
Email: ramer@icord.org
Tel: (604)-675-8821

Cathy Rankin Dept. of Psychology and Centre for Brain Health.

Behavioural, cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in learning and memory.

Web: http://rankinlab.psych.ubc.ca/
Email: crankin@psych.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-5449

Lynn Raymond Dept. of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Graduate & Undergraduate Medical Education and Centre for Huntington Disease.

Cellular and synaptic mechanisms of Huntington disease pathophysiology, including changes in striatal NMDA-type glutamate receptor trafficking/function and synaptic plasticity. Combined brain imaging with optogenetic techniques and behavioural testing in animal models of neurological disease.

Web: http://neuroscience.ubc.ca/people/Raymond
Email: lynn.raymond@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-0723

Joy Richman Dept. of Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry.

Craniofacial development and evolution.

Web: http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/faculty-profiles/p-t/joy-richman/research/
Email: richman@mail.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-3568

Elizabeth Rideout Dept of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Genetic, molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying male-female differences in body size, metabolism and stress responses in Drosophila.

Web: http://rideoutlab.weebly.com
Email: elizabeth.rideout@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-0623

Jessica Rosin Dept. of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry.

Immune Regulation of Developmental programs.

Web: https://rosinlab.dentistry.ubc.ca
Email: jessica.rosin@dentistry.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-0806

Calvin Roskelley Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Regulation of tissue architecture during breast and ovarian carcinoma progression.

Web: http://cps.med.ubc.ca/faculty/roskelley
Email: calvin.roskelley@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-0779


Lacey Samuels Dept. of Botany, Faculty of Science.

Plant cell biology. Cellular basis of secretion of plant cell wall components.

Web: http://samuelslab.blogspot.ca/
Email: lsamuels@mail.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-3554

Kenji Sugioka Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science.

Understanding how cell recognizes different sets of environmental cues to specify cell division orientation during embryogenesis. How cell division timings are coordinated during organogenesis of C. elegans intestine.

Web: https://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~sugioka/
Email: sugioka@zoology.ubc.ca


Guy Tanentzapf Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Integrin function in morphogenesis. Determination of how cells come together to form complex structures and then, once formed, how such structures are maintained.

Web: http://www.tanentzapf-lab.com/site/Home.html
Email: tanentz@mail.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 827-4334

Stefan Taubert Dept. of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, and Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

How changes in transcriptional networks contribute to pathologic changes.

Web: http://cfri.ca/our-research/researchers/results/Details/stefan-taubert
Email: taubert@cmmt.ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 875-3860


Michael Underhill Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

The retinoid signaling pathway in chondrogenesis and osteogenesis. Mechanisms underlying the commitment and differentiation of skeletal progenitors.

Web: http://cps.med.ubc.ca/faculty/underhill
Email: t.michael.underhill@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-5833


Wayne Vogl Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Arrangement, function and control of cytoskeletal systems in cells.

Web: http://cps.med.ubc.ca/faculty/vogl
Email: wayne.vogl@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-2395

Sid Vora Dept. of Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry.

Growth and development of craniofacial and dental tissues occurs via a sequence of complex cellular interactions that are controlled by a myriad of genetic, epigenetic and molecular events. Our research focuses on different aspects of normal and abnormal craniofacial and dental development; ranging from morphological analysis of growth and asymmetries, molecular events involved in tooth shape and structure, to outcomes-based clinical assessment of surgical outcomes.

Web: https://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/faculty-profiles/u-z/sid-vora
Email: siddharth.vora@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 827-5575


Hilla Weidberg Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Understanding the pathways and mechanisms by which cells regulate mitochondrial homeostasis during stress.

Web: https://www.weidberglab.com
Email: hilla.weidberg@ubc.ca

Karla Williams Canada Research Chair in Oncology, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Improved detection, diagnosis, and treatment for cancer patients are the overarching research goals of the Williams lab. The Williams lab studies tumor cell fragments called extracellular vesicles (EVs) to identify how they support and promote tumor growth and dissemination. EVs can also be used to detect and report on cancer, and we are using EVs to develop ‘liquid biopsies’ capable of reporting on an individual’s cancer. We also study invasion promoting structures termed invadopodia to understand how cancer spreads and to develop new therapies focused on impairing or stabilizing metastatic disease.

Web: https://pharmsci.ubc.ca/directory/karla-williams
Email: karla.williams@ubc.ca
Tel: (604) 822-9915



Sonia Yeung Dept. of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

Stem cells in the treatment of ocular surface diseases and age-related macular degeneration.

Web: http://ophthalmology.med.ubc.ca/divisions/cornea-external-disease-refractive-surgery/
Email: sonia.y@gmail.com