The overall theme for the Gregory-Evans Retinal Therapeutics Lab is to identify new ways of treating common retinal diseases, such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. This work will focus on novel cell-based therapeutic strategies in model systems (e.g. rodents models of eye disease) and clinical trials. We are undertaking a number of projects to look at how cells can be used to replace damaged retinal tissue and also new ways that cells can be used to deliver and secrete drugs long-term into the diseased retina to prevent further decline of vision.
Past & Present Lab Members
Post-doctoral Research Associates
1. Jim Bellingham (1998-2000)
2. Emma Tartellin (1999-2002)
3. Matt Hodges (1999-2002)
4. Matt Williams (2003-2005)
5. Donna Mackay (2005-2007)
6. Diana Hernandez (2005-2006)
7. Matt Hodges (2006-2008)
8. Anat Yanai (2010-present)
1. Francis Chang (2007-2009)
2. Kelvin Po (2009-2010)
3. Andrew Metcalf (2010-present)
1. Lindsey Bibb (awarded 2003)
2. Helena Vieira (awarded 2003)
3. James Blackburn (awarded 2004)
4. Julian Patterson (October 2005 – present)
5. AMA Emran Bashar (2011-present)
6. Chris Laver (2011-present)
- John G. Flannery (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
- N.V. Chong (University of Oxford , UK)
- Richard G. Weleber (Oregon Health Sciences University, USA)
- Cheryl Y Gregory-Evans (University of British Columbia)
- Urs O. Hafeli (University of British Columbia)
- Michael Hayden (Simon Fraser University)
- Orson Moritz (University of British Columbia)
- Joanna A. Matsubara (University of British Columbia)
- Marinko V. Sarunic (Simon Fraser University)
- Heather Sheardown (McMaster University)
Research Associate Position at Retinal Therapeutic laboratory
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia seeks applications for a Research Associate in retinal therapeutic lab.
The successful candidate will lead research projects that use research strategies to transplant the photoreceptor precursor in animal model and find out the functional benefits.
The duties include to plan, organize and conduct experiments in line with the objectives of the research to evaluate the effectives of small molecules to long term survival of transplanted neurosensory stem cells.
The candidate will be required to interact with graduate students and research technician and coordinate the efforts of lab members in conjunction with the Principle Investigator.
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. Biology, Cell Biology, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of postdoctoral research experience.
The candidate will be expected to supervise and mentor graduate students and research technicians in the laboratory, requiring experience and demonstration of strong project management skills and providing hands-on assistance to trainees.
The candidate must be experienced in the functional techniques, optokinetic tracking, electroretinography, optical coherence tomography and drug delivery system.
The candidate must have expertise in the areas of molecular biology, cell biology, and histological analyses
The candidate must have background and practical experience of cell culture and working knowledge of laboratory animal system.
The candidate should have a strong track record in scientific publications.
The candidate should have demonstrated grant writing skills with a proven record of an ability to attract funding.
The candidate should be highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented, and have excellent communication skills.
Please email your cover letter and CV to Prof. Kevin Gregory-Evans at email@example.com by the closing date is May 24, 2017.