Industry Vs Academia Vs Government


Dr. Jason Read

I completed my undergraduate degree in Canada in the Life Sciences before moving on to graduate studies in the UK. I’ve since been a post-doc, research associate, lecturer, Instructor and finally an Associate Professor of Teaching with UBC.

Dr. David Oliver

David Oliver is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at UBC. Prior to coming to UBC in 2014, Dave was a manager of Product Development at Response Biomedical Corporation (2008 -2013), a Vancouver-based biotechnology company that develops and manufactures point-of-care diagnostic devices. Dave studied protein structure and function using x-ray crystallography as a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research post-doctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University (2005 – 2008). He did his doctoral work in the field of bacterial pathogenesis in the laboratory of Dr. Rachel Fernandez at UBC (1998 – 2005). At UBC, Dave has leveraged his experiences in academic and industrial research settings to drive the development of cutting-edge team-based research courses (MICB 421 and MICB 447), which includes management of the Undergraduate Journal of Experimental Microbiology and Immunology (UJEMI).

Erika Nassichuk

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