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Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery
University of British Columbia

Personal Statement

T regulatory cells (Tregs) suppress innate and adaptive immune responses, making them essential for the induction and maintenance of tolerance to self-proteins, and regulation of responses to commensal flora, pathogens, and tumours. Thus, there is considerable hope that manipulation of the numbers and/or function of Tregs will be an effective approach to treating pathological immune responses in humans. My lab is focused on studying where, why and how Tregs mediate their effects in the context of transplantation. We are internationally recognized as a leader in the study of Tregs in humans and have a proven track record of developing methods to generate Tregs for clinical applications.

Positions and honors

Positions and Employment

2003-2008
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery, University of British Columbia

2008-present
Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery, University of British Columbia

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Jun, 2008-present
Associate Editor, Journal of Immunology

Jan. 2003-Present
Member, Canadian Society for Immunology

Jun. 2008-Present
Member, American Association of Immunologists

Aug. 2007-Present
Member, American Society for Gene Therapy

May 2007-Present
Member, Canadian Society for Transplantation

Feb. 2007-Present
Member, American Society for Transplantation

Honors

1990-1993
Canada Science Award

1990-1993
McTaggart Cowan Entrance scholarship to Simon Fraser University

1992, 1993
National Science & Engineering Research Council Undergraduate research awards

1993-1997
National Science & Engineering Research Council Postgraduate scholarship

1997
University of British Columbia Graduate fellowship

2000-2002
Canadian Institutes for Health Research Postdoctoral fellowship

2003-2008
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Scholar Award

2003
Canadian Institutes for Health Research New Investigator Award

2003-2008
Canada Research Chair in Transplantation, Tier II

2004
Hjalmar W. Johnson New Investigator Award, University of British Columbia

2007
Richard J. Finley Research Scholar Award, University of British Columbia

2008-2013
Canada Research Chair in Transplantation, Tier II

2009
Canadian Society for Immunology New Investigator Award

2011
Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation recognition award