Students will work in a close-knit team on interdisciplinary single-molecule and single-cell research projects. We have projects in a variety of research areas including (but not limited to): 1. biosensor design and development, 2. bacterial and cancer cell adhesion, and 3. new biophysical technique development.

We are always seeking outstanding students with diverse backgrounds in chemistry, physics, cell/molecular biology, and bioengineering. Please email to learn more about our research and open opportunities.

Graduate studies opportunities

We are currently only taking graduate students with scholarships.

If you are curious and love to do creative + hands-on + multidisciplinary research, this is for you. All backgrounds are welcome. Students should have a strong track record in physical sciences or engineering. Students in my lab will develop multidisciplinary skills including: single-molecule techniques, fluorescence and super-resolution microscopy, scientific and biomedical instrumentation, cell adhesion, nanotechnology, molecular biology, surface and conjugation chemistry, etc.

Please contact me and apply through Application & Admission @ UBC Okanagan Campus

Funding for Canadian applicants

Funding for international applicants

Postdoc positions:

We are currently only taking postdoc with fellowships.

Postdocs with background in single-molecule techniques, fluorescence microscopy and cell biology are preferred. Postdocs are strongly recommended to apply for the following funding opportunities:


Undergraduate opportunities

Thesis and Directed Studies
CHEM448/449 and BIOC448/449 students should contact me directly.

Work-Study Program
We have 2 Work-Study positions open for 2018 summer and fall terms. Please check the UBC student job board.

Summer Research Programs
Students at UBC Okanagan should apply for URA and NSERC-USRA summer fellowships. Deadline is Jan 31, 2018.

International students
Please check out Mitac Globalink Research Internship.