To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin the BC Diabetes Research Network is delighted to introduce our faculty. This series of monthly spotlight sessions will highlight two faculty members and the research they do. Meet our faculty members and learn about their career, their research, ask questions and have a conversation about the future of diabetes research. Join us throughout 2021 for this interactive and engaging virtual Zoom series.
After registering, you will receive a Zoom confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Door Prize: Everyone who registers will be entered in a draw to win a classic UBC hooded sweatshirt
Series continues: Tuesday, March 9 at 1 pm (PST)
Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Angela completed her PhD at UBC followed by postdoctoral training at University of California Davis (nutritional genomics) and the University of Iowa (vascular biology). She returned to Vancouver in 2005 and is an currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of British Columbia; and a scientist at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute. She co-leads the Origins of Child Health and Disease Research Group at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
Angela’s research program encompasses discovery and clinical studies focused on determining roles for prenatal and childhood dietary and metabolic factors on the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A particular focus is on identifying targets to prevent cardiometabolic complications in high-risk children, such as those with mental health conditions and type 1 diabetes. Her research program is supported by funding from CIHR, NSERC, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Canucks for Kids Fund.
Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia
Dr. Brian Rodrigues 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). Throughout his career, Dr. Rodrigues has pursued his interest in diabetes and heart research. His research findings have been published extensively. 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.