Dr. Brian Rodrigues is a Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He recently completed 25 years as a Professor at UBC. He currently serves/has served as a member of all of the major grant review panels including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Diabetes Canada (he chairs the mid-career award committee), and CIHR (DOL Committee). Dr. Rodrigues came to Canada in 1983 and obtained a Masters and a PhD degree in Pharmacology at UBC. Following completion of a PDF at the University of Calgary, he was appointed an Assistant Professor at UBC in 1993. Throughout his career, Dr. Rodrigues has pursued his interest in diabetes and heart research with funding from the HSFBC&Y, CDA, Pfizer, and CIHR. He currently holds three major operating grants. His research findings have been published extensively. Dr. Rodrigues has an active teaching role in the Faculty and has been awarded numerous teaching prizes over his career. In addition, his service component in the Faculty is also extensive. He currently chairs the Merit Committee of the Faculty. Dr. Rodrigues is actively involved in the training of graduate students. In the past 5 years, he would have graduated 11 PhD students who currently are either independent investigators or are completing/completed PDF’s at Harvard, Yale, NIH, Stanford and Oxford.