Academic Rank:
Clinical Professor, UBC
BC Oral Cancer Prevention Prgm
Short Bio:
  • Full Professor, School of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University
  • Director, BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program (BC OCPP) (, BC Cancer Agency
  • Senior Staff Scientist, Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency
  • Clinical Full Professor, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia Member,
  • Faculty of Medicine Oncology Program, University of British Columbia
  • Consulting Scientific Staff Member, Cancer Control Agency of British Columbia
  • Research Associate, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia

Academic background

  • PhD. (Cell Biology), University of Toronto, 1976
  • BSc. (Cell Biology), University of Saskatchewan, 1972
Primary Research Area
Secondary Research Area
Molecular Pathology & Cell Biology

Research Interest

  • Development of biomarkers to identify early biological changes in the premalignant process
  • Human studies using genetic and phenotypic biomarkers of exposure and risk
  • Reduction in cancer risk through chemoprevention
  • The potential role of reactive oxygen species in chromosomal breakage in humans: identification of mutations that increase sensitivity to such agents