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.

Postdoc positions:

We currently have a PDF position in single-molecule biophysics and mechanobiology. Please contact me directly about this position. (2020-07)

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:

Graduate positions

We currently have 1 PhD position in "single-molecule biophysics and/or mechanobiology". (2020-03)

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 + force), super-resolution microscopy, DNA nanotechnology, scientific and biomedical instrumentation, cell adhesion, etc.

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

Funding for Canadian applicants

Funding for international applicants


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.

International students
Please check out Mitac Globalink Research Internship.