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.

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 >

Meet Dr. Nicholas Weilinger, a 2016-17 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry working in the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Nicholas is investigating a novel target for cerebral edema during stroke. Read More >

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Meet Jack Calder, a MSc student in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Graduate Program who is researching a novel therapeutic strategy in lung cancer. Read More >

School of Population and Public Health
Meet Dr. Travis Salway, a 2016-17 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Population and Public Health who is researching mental health services needs of gay, lesbian, and bisexual Canadians in sexual health clinics, and how these needs can be supported. Read More >

Cellular and Physiological Sciences
Meet Dr. Jelena Kolic, a 2016-17 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow who is researching the variations and molecular mechanisms associated with Type 2 diabetes in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences. Read More >

Meet Dr. Jacqueline Cragg, a Postdoctoral Fellow at ICORD, recent recipient of the Society in Science – Branco Weiss Fellowship, and a PhD alumna of UBC’s School of Population and Public Health. Read More >

Occupational Therapy
Meet Marina Khenson and Chelsey Tyler, two Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) students exploring the sexual needs of people with spinal cord injuries in their research who aim to open dialogue about sexual rehabilitation. Read More >