Meet Our Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Meet a few Faculty of Medicine’s graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and learn more about our many Graduate Programs, Departments, Centres, Institutes, and affiliated hospital sites.

MD/PhD Program
Meet Frank Lee, an MD/PhD student studying in the Centre for Blood Research. Frank is studying the role of clotting proteins in clot dissolution, with an interest in creating novel therapies for the treatment of heart disease and stroke. Read More >

Population and Public Health
Meet Heather Palis, a PhD student in Population and Public Health. Heather researches daily treatment adherence and stimulant use among patients receiving supervised injectable opioid assisted treatment in Vancouver. Read More >

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Meet David Twa, a PhD student in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine who is engaged in cancer research, with particular interest in genomic rearrangements in B-cell lymphomas. Read More >

Population and Public Health
Meet Celestin Hategeka, a PhD student in Population and Public Health. Celestin’s research evaluates the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and implementation fidelity of a multifaceted quality improvement intervention (ETAT+) utilized in Rwanda to improve the quality of hospital care for newborns and children. Read More >

MD/PhD Program
Meet Andrea Jones, an MD/PhD graduate student and a member of the British Columbia Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute (BCMHARI). Andrea is identifying life course factors and ongoing behaviours that contribute to improved mental health trajectories for people from a marginalized population. Read More >

Experimental Medicine
Meet Takuro Ishikawa, a PhD student in Experimental Medicine who researchers the development of novel approaches in communicating risk about road safety, particularly the misconceptions around seatbelts and booster seats. Read More >

Cell and Developmental Biology
Meet Michelle Kwon, a PhD student in Cell and Developmental Biology and a Diabetes Research Group member who is studying the metabolic processes that regulate blood sugar levels in the body. Read More >

Rehabilitation Sciences
Meet Laura Yvonne Bulk, a PhD student in the Rehabilitation Sciences program. Laura is a key collaborator in the Public Scholars Initiative “Being Blind,” which works towards exposing and correcting common misperceptions that lead to the marginalization of Blind Canadians. Read More >

Meet Aarthi Gobinath, a PhD student in Neuroscience who is investigating how different types of maternal antidepressant exposure affect the neurobiology of mothers and their male and female offspring in adulthood. Read More >

Meet Dr. Brianne Kent, a 2016-17 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Neurology who is researching from the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Brianne is focused on developing innovative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Read More >