Mentors

Mentors from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU), University of Calgary, and University of Chicago, participate in and support this training program

Core Mentors

(Co-Principal Investigators) each name links to an individual’s web site as a new page

Stephen Chung, MD PhD | Program co-director / liver transplant surgeon, cellular immunology, health policy

Megan Levings, PhD | Program co-director / Treg, Th17 cells, cell based therapy

Alice Mui, PhD | Program co-director / cytokine signal transduction, drug discovery, biomarkers

Adrian Levy, PhD | Program Advisor / epidemiology and health services

Robert Levy, MD | Program advisor / transplant respiralogist

Robert McMaster, D.Phil | Program advisor/ cellular immunology, proteomics, biomarkers

Lainie Ross, MD PhD | Program advisor / transplantion ethics

Bruce Verchere | Program advisor / diabetes, islet cell biology

Garth Warnock, MD MSc | Program advisor / clinical islet transplantation, immunomodulation

Eric Yoshida, MD MHSc | Program advisor / transplant hepatologist, outcomes research, health policy

Complete List of Mentors         (Co-Principal Investigators** and Co-Investigators)

MentorAffiliation Location*Roles and Activities
Ninan AbrahamUBC Zoology/Micro/Immuno/Life Sciences Institute, VancouverLSIβ-cell immunology, signal transduction
Andrew BuczkowskiUBC Surgery/ Vancouver General HospitalVGHliver transplant surgeon
Chris CarlsonUBC / Vancouver General HospitalVGHlung inflammation
Stephen Chung **
UBC General Surgery/ Vancouver General HospitalVGHliver transplant surgeon, cellular immunology, health policypolicy
Anson Cheung
UBC Cardiac Surgery/St. Paul HospitalSP
heart surgeon
Elsie Cheung
UBC Psychology/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
recipient evaluation
Jonathan ChoyMolecular Biol & Bioc/Simon Fraser University, BurnabySFUcchronic rejection, heart allografts
Doris Doudet
UBC Medicine/Neurology/UBC Hospital, VancouverUBCH
cell replacement therapy for Parkinson's Disease
Vincent Duronio
UBC Respiratory/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
apoptosis, signal transduction
Jan Dutz
UBC Dermatology/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRI
tolerance, vaccines, clinical immunologist
Connie Eaves
UBC Medical Genetics/BC Cancer Research Centre, VancouverBCCRC
stem cell research, hemopoiesis
Jan EhsesUBC Surgery/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRIrole of the immuno-metabolic axis in the regulation of glucose homeostasis
Peter van den ElzenUBC Pathology/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRIimmunology
Kevin Gregory-EvansUBC Ophthalmology / Vancouver Coastal Health Research InstituteVGHretinal stem cells
Renee-Louise FrancheUBC School of Population/Public Health/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
predictive validity of pre-transplant psychological assessment of transplant recipients and donors
Aziz Ghahary
UBC Plastic Surgery/ Vancouver General Hospital
VGH
would repair, skin substitutes
John Gill
UBC Nephrology/St. Paul HospitalSP
nephrologist, health policy
Walter Glannon
Clinical Ethics /University of CalgaryUC
ethics related to transplantation
Mike Gold
UBC Microbiology/Immun/Life Sciences Institute, , Vancouver
LSI
molecular immunology, signal transduction
William Gourlay
UBC Surgery/Urology/ Vancouver General Hospital
VGH
kidney transplant surgeon, clinical immunology
David Granville
UBC Pathology/St. Paul HospitalSP
athersclerosis, cardiovascular disease
Ken Harder
UBC Micro/Immunol/Life Sciences Institute, Vancouver
LSI
innate immunity, signal transduction
Cheryl Helgason
UBC Surgery/BC Cancer Research Centre, VancouverBCCRC
dendritic cells, prostate cancer
Toni Henderson
UBC Clinical Ethics/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
organ donation
Brad HoffmanUBC Surgery/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRIβ-cells, diabetes
York Hsiang
UBC Surgery/Vascular/ Vancouver General Hospital
VGH
vascular surgeon, ischemia/reperfusion injury
Wilf Jeffries
UBC Microbiology/Immun/Biomedical Research Centre, Vancouver
BRC
antigen presentation, cellular immunology
James Johnson
UBC Cellular/Phys/Surg/Life Sciences Institute, VancouverLSI
islet cell biology
Pauline Johnson
UBC Microbiology/Immun/Life Sciences Institute, VancouverLSI
dendritic cells, cell adhesion
Paul Keown
UBC Nephrology/ Vancouver General Hospital
VGH
transplant nephrologist, clinical immunology, biomarkers
Tim Kiefer
UBC Cellular/Phys/Surg/Life Sciences Institute, VancouverLSI
diabetes, gene therapy
David Landsberg
UBC Nephrology/St. Paul HospitalSP
transplant nephrologist, clinical immunology
Peter Lansdorp
UBC Hematology/BC Cancer Research Centre, VancouverBCCRC
stem cell research, telomerase
Pascal LavoieUBC Pediatrics/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRIimmunology
Megan Levings **
UBC Surgery/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
Treg, Th17 cells, cell based therapy
Adrian Levy **
UBC Hcep/ St. Paul HospitalSP
epidemiology and health services
Robert Levy **
UBC Respiratory/St. Paul HospitalSP
transplant respiralogist
Dan LucianiUBC Surgery/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRI
mechanisms of β-cell failure and death in diabetes and islet transplantation
Francis LynnUBC Surgery/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRIpancreas development
Lucy Marzban
UBC Medicine/Pharmacology/UBC Point Grey Campus, Vancouver
UBC
beta cell biology, islet amyloid, prohormone processing
Doug Matsell
UBC Nephrology/BC Women's Hospital, Vancouver
BCWH
clinical nephrologist, Childhood kidney disease
Linda Matsuuchi
UBC Zoology/Life Sciences Institute, VancouverLSI
intracellular trafficking, signal transduction
Michael McDonald
UBC Clinical Ethics/UBC Point Grey Campus, VancouverUBC
ethical theory and practice in health care
Bruce McManus
UBC Pathology Icapture/St. Paul HospitalSP
cardiovascular disease, viruses, biomarkers
Rob McMaster **
UBC Medical Genetics/Vancouver General HospitalVGH
cellular immunology, proteomics, biomarkers
Kelly McNagny
UBC Medical Genetics/Biomedical Research Centre, Vancouver
BRC
mast cells, cell adhesion and trafficking
Mark Meloche
UBC Surgery/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
pancreas/kidney transplantation
Mina Matsuda-Abedini
UBC Nephrology/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRI
pediatric nephrologist, outcomes research
Alice Mui **
UBC General Surgery/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
cytokine signal transduction, drug discovery, biomarkers
Mark Nigro
UBC Surgery/ Vancouver General Hospital
VGH
renal transplantation
Chris Nguan
UBC Urology/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
renal transplantation, surgical robotics
Christopher Ong
UBC Surgery/General/Urology/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
cell replacement therapy, cellular immunolgy, gene targeting
Nilu Partovi
UBC Pharmacology/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
drug pharmacokinetics/dynamics
Thomas Podor
UBC Path/Lab Medicine/St. Paul HospitalSP
cardiovascular pathophysiology, endothelial cells
Karim Qayumi
UBC Surgery/Cardiac/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
surgical education
Gregor ReidUBC Hematology, Oncology and BMT/UBC Surgery/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRIimmunology
Penny Richardson
UBC BC Transplant/BC Transplant, VancouverBCT
organ donation
Lainie Ross **
Clinical Ethics/University of ChicagoMCCME
transplanation ethics
Fabio Rossi
UBC Medical Genetics/Biomedical Research Centre, Vancouver
BRC
stem cells, development
John Schrader
UBC Hematology /Biomedical Research Centre, VancouverBRC
cellular immunlogy, CMV, immunoglobulins
Charles Scudamore
UBC Surgery/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
transplant surgeon, outcomes research
Kirk R. Schultz
UBC Pediatrics/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRI
GVHD, immune tolerance
Jean Shapiro
UBC Nephrology/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
transplant nephrologist, drug pharmacokinetics/dynamics
Laura SlyUBC Pediatrics/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRI
immunity in health and disease
John Soos
UBC Psychology/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
clincal psychologist, recipient evaluation
Urs Steinbrecher
UBC Gastroenterology/ Vancouver General Hospital
VGH
transplant hepatologist, atherosclerosis, macrophages
Theodore SteinerUBC Infectious Disease/ Vancouver General HospitalVGHfagellin in anti-bacterial inflammatory responses
Rusung Tan
UBC Pathology/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRI
cytotoxic T cells, autoimmune disease
Scott TebbuttUBC iCapture/St. Paul HospitalSPgenomics of complex respiratory disease
H S Teh
UBC Pathology/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverLSI
T cells development
Wolfram Tetzlaff
UBC Zoology/Surgery/UBC Hospital, VancouverUBCH
neural development and regeneration
Wendy Loken Thornton
Psychology/Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
SFU
Neuropsychology, cognitive outcomes research
Bruce Verchere **UBC Pathology/Children's and Family Research Centre, VancouverCFRIdiabetes, islet cell biology
Garth Warnock **
UBC General Surgery/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
clinical islet transplantation, immunomodulation
Kishor Wasan
UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences/UBC Point Grey Campus, VancouverUBC
drug interaction, drug transport
John Yee
UBC Surgery/ Vancouver General HospitalVGH
lung transplant surgeon, oncology
Eric Yoshida **
UBC Gastroenterology/Vancouver General Hospital
VGH
transplant hepatologist, outcomes research, health policy
Hermann Ziltener
UBC Pathology/Biomedical Research Centre, VancouverBRC
cell adhesion, trafficking

*Location codes:

BCCRC BC Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver
BCT BC Transplant, Vancouver
BCWH BC Women’s Hospital, Vancouver
BRC Biomedical Research Centre, Vancouver
CFRI Children’s and Family Research Centre, Vancouver
MCCME MacLean Centre for Clinical Medical Ethics, Chicago
LSI Life Sciences Institute, UBC, Vancouver
SFU Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
SP St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver
UBC UBC Point Grey Campus, Vancouver
UBCH UBC Hospital, Vancouver
UC University of Calgary