Kirby, Shane

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Kirby, Shane

Academic Ranks(s):

Clinical Instructor, UBC, General Pathologist, Burnaby Hospital


Burnaby Hospital, Laboratory

Short Bio

I completed my PhD in Microbiology and Infectious Disease in 2000 and my medical degree in 2003, both at the University of Calgary. I came to Vancouver the same year, completed a residency in General Pathology, and have been working as a general pathologist at Burnaby Hospital since 2009. I recently became a member of the board of directors of the Pacific Northwest Society of Pathologists.


Academic Background

  • FRCPC (General Pathology)
  • Medical General Practice License (BC)
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada
  • MD, University of Calgary. 2003
  • PhD, University of Calgary (Microbiology and Infectious Diseases). 2000
  • BSc, University of Calgary (Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology, Ecology). 1993

Awards and Recognition


  • Yuen, V.T.H., Kirby, S.D., Woo, Y.C. Leiomyosarcoma of the epididymis: report of two cases and review of the literature. Can. Urol. Assoc. J. 5(6): E121-E124. 2011
  • Kirby, S.D. General Pathology Program. UBC Pathology Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2007/2008, 31.
  • Khan, A.G., Shouldice, S.R., Kirby, S.D., Yu, R-H., Tari, L.W. and A.B. Schryvers. High-affinity binding by the periplasmic iron-binding protein from Haemophilus influezae is required for acquiring iron from transferrin. Biochem, J. 404: 217-225. 2007
  • Law, J.K., Amar, J.N., Kirby, S.D., Zetler, P.J. and R.A. Enns. Colonic cryptococcus infection. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 65(3): 525-526. 2007
  • S.D. Kirby. Bite Wounds: The Pasteurellaceae and other challenging organisms. American Society for Clinical Pathology Check Sample. 50(1): 1-15. 2007
  • Shouldice, S.R., Dougan, D.R., Williams, P.A., Skene, R.J., Snell, G., Scheibe, D., Kirby, S.D., Hosfield, D.J., McRee, D.E., Schryvers, A.B. and L.W. Tari. Crystal structure of Pasteurella haemolytica ferric ion binding protein A reveals a novel class of bacterial iron-binding proteins. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 278(42): 41-93-41098. 2003
  • Lam, S.L., Kirby, S.D. and A.B. Schryvers. Foreign signal peptides can constitute a barrier to functional expression of periplasmic proteins in Haemophilus influenzae. Microbiology 149: 3155-3164. 2003
  • Kirby, S.D., Lainson, F.A., Donachie, W., Okabe, A, Tokuda, M., Hatase, O. and A.B. Schryvers. The Pasteurella Haemolytica 35 kDa iron regulated protein is an FbpA homologue. Microbiology. 144(12): 3425-3436. 1998
  • Khun, H.H., Kirby, S.D., and B.C. Lee. A Neisseria meningitidis fbpABC mutant is incapable of using non-heme iron for growth. Infection and Immunity. 66(5): 2330-2336. 1998
  • Kirby, S.D., Gray-Owens, S.D. and A.B. Schryvers. Characterization of a ferric-binding protein mutant in Haemophilus influenzae. Molecular Microbiology. 25(5): 979-987. 1997

Research Interest

I have an interest in microbiology and infection control practice, and until recently had been active as the Chair of the Burnaby Hospital Infection Control Committee.

Current Projects In My Lab Include


Teaching Interest

  • UBC Medical Students CPC