Academic Rank:
Clinical Instructor, UBC
Research and Development Scientist, Medical Microbiology, Pathology, VGH
Affiliation(s):
Vancouver General Hospital

Academic background

  • PhD, Department of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Muenster University Hospital, Germany. Biology Function of the Cell Surface Receptor Syndecan-4 during Wound Healing. 2005
  • MSc_Equivalent German Diplom in Biology (equivalent to a Master of Science), Institute of Botany, University of Muenster, Germany. Investigation of the Elicitor and Pathogen induced Gene Expression of an Invertase in cicer arietinum. 1999
Primary Research Area
Infectious Diseases and Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area
Genetics genomics proteomics and related approaches

Research Interest

  • Lead the development and implementation of molecular diagnostic tests for the detection of
    clinically relevant microorganisms.
  • Establish quality control practices for PCR based diagnostic tests.
  • Provide technical expertise and training to technical and clinical team members.

Teaching Interest

  • Supervised one on one projects for medical residents as part of their molecular rotation in Medical Microbiology
  • Involved in informal teaching of medical residents and students in the area of molecular diagnostics in Microbiology at Vancouver General Hospital