IMMUNOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Research mainly focuses on understanding how the immune system responds to infection by human immunodeficiency virus and selected bacterial pathogens, and how it causes the rejection of transplanted organs. Studies routinely utilize molecular, biochemical, cell culture, and animal models.

Braid Lab

Our laboratory explores the identity, function, and regulation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) at the interface of immunity and regeneration. We study the mechanisms used by MSCs to modulate innate and adaptive immune responses to viral and bacterial pathogens. We also investigate dysregulated MSCs as potential drivers of idiopathic and autoimmune diseases.

EMAIL: 

LORENA BRAID
lrbraid@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

SSB 6150

LAB PHONE: 

(778) 782-3986

Brinkman Lab

Microbe-loving bioinformatics and genomics research lab, aiming to better control infectious diseases and associated immune disorders in a sustainable way.

EMAIL: 

FIONA BRINKMAN
brinkman@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

SSB 7165
SSB 7121
IRMACS ASB 10920 

LAB PHONE:

(778) 782-4206

Brockman Lab

Our research uses molecular, cell biology and single-cell transcriptomics approaches to investigate viral pathogenesis and the human cellular immune response to infection.

EMAIL: 

MARK BROCKMAN
mark_brockman@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

TASC II 8130; BLU 9865; BLU 11750

LAB PHONE: 

(778) 782-8889

Choy Lab

Research in my laboratory is focused on understanding how the immune system is activated towards transplanted organs and how it causes resultant rejection. We have provided particular attention to how innate immune signals, such as cytokines secreted by innate immune cells and vascular cells, control the activation of T cells and how the gut microbiota influences immune responses that cause organ transplant rejection.  Studies are also investigating cell engineering approaches that protect blood vessels in transplanted organs and how this can be applied to prevent rejection.

EMAIL: 

JONATHAN CHOY
jonathan_choy@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

TASC II 8130

LAB PHONE: 

(778) 782-8707

Holt Lab

The main focus in our lab (located at the BC Cancer Research Institute) is understanding and potentiating the anti-cancer immune response.

EMAIL: 

ROBERT HOLT
rholt@bcgsc.ca ; rah6@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

BC Cancer Research Institute

 

Hsiao Lab

The Centre for Infectious Disease Genomics and One Health at SFU is an interdisciplinary group of researchers interested in solving practical health problems using multidisciplinary approaches and in a One Health framework.

EMAIL: 

WILLIAM HSIAO
wwhsiao@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

SSB 7144

LAB PHONE: 

TBD

Jaumouillé Lab

Our laboratory use quantitative microscopy approaches to study the role of mechanical forces, cytoskeleton and membrane dynamics in the innate immune response to microbial infections and cancer.

EMAIL: 

VALENTIN JAUMOUILLÉ
v_jaumouille@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

SSB 7144

LAB PHONE: 

TBD

King Lab

Our laboratory is studying the cellular mechanisms through which bacteria sense and respond to metabolites.

EMAIL: 

DUSTIN KING
dustink@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM:

SSB 7166

LAB PHONE: 

(778) 782-3904

Larijani Lab

We are interested in genome-mutating processes.

EMAIL: 

MANI LARIJANI
mani_larijani@sfu.ca

Please note: All position enquiries for the Larijani Lab must be directed to larijani.lab.sfu@gmail.com

LAB ROOM:

SSB 6159

LAB PHONE: 

(778) 782-6817

Lee Lab

Systems biology of infectious diseases lab, aiming to develop mechanistic insights to the complex interface of host-pathogen interactions that can lead to impactful solutions.

EMAIL: 

AMY LEE
ahl23@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

SSB 7141

LAB PHONE: 

(778) 782-4596