Academic Rank:
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Research and Development Scientist, Medical Microbiology, Pathology, VGH
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

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