Leadership and Advisory Board 

NGDI-UBC Director

Richard Lester

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Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases | Medicine | Faculty of Medicine
Co-Founder & Director, WelTel
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar
www.weltel.org | www.msfhr.org


Advisory Board

The NGDI-UBC Advisory Board is made up of a diverse group of UBC faculty and staff. The Board meets several times a year to guide the decisions of the NGDI and has played an integral part of the program’s growth. We thank the Advisory Board members for their dedication and enthusiasm.


John Andru

Associate Director | Development
Faculty of Science

Nancy Gallini

Economics | Faculty of Arts
Director Pro-tem | Peter Wall Institute

Gardy, Jenn crop

Jennifer Gardy

Assistant Professor
School of Population and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
Senior Scientist (Genomics & Molecular Epidemiology) | BCCDC

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Bob Hancock

Microbiology and Immunology
Faculty of Science
Director | Centre for Microbial Diseases and Immunity Research

Terry Kellam

Project Development | Major Gifts
Alumni & Development Office

Klein, Peter

Peter Klein

Associate Professor
Graduate School of Journalism

Kollmann, Tobias2

Tobias Kollmann

Associate Professor
Infectious Diseases | Pediatrics
Faculty of Medicine

Livingstone, Angus2

Angus Livingstone

Innovation Catalyst
Vice-President Research & International Office

cropped-Love-Jennifer2.jpgJennifer Love

Associate Professor
Chemistry | Faculty of Science

McMaster, Robert

Robert McMaster

Executive Director
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Marden, Emily2Emily Marden

Research Associate
Faculty of Law

David Patrick

Professor and Director
School of Population and Public Health
Director | Communicable Disease Epidemiology | BC Centre for Disease Control


Jerry Spiegel

School of Population and Public Health
Liu Institute for Global Issues

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Kishor Wasan

Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Past Director | NGDI-UBC
Dean | Pharmacy and Nutrition | University of Saskatchewan

Wilson, Kaley

Kaley Wilson

Project Development Scientist
Centre for Drug Research and Development

Gina Ogilvie

Canada Research Chair in Global Control of HPV-Related Disease and Cancer

Helen Burt

Associate Vice-President Research & Innovation
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Katie Gourlay