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Dr Bubela holds a PhD in biology from the University of Sydney and a JD from the University of Alberta. She joined the faculty of U Alberta in 2004 after clerking at the Supreme Court of Canada and being admitted to the Law Society of Alberta in 2005. Her research program in intellectual property and health law relates to translational biomedical research and brings together her legal training and expertise in genetics and molecular biology. Her research program focuses on large collaborative science networks in genomics, gene therapy, and stem cell biology, addressing barriers to the effective translation of new technologies. These are varied and include ethical issues, effective communication of risks and benefits among stakeholder groups, commercialization and regulation. She provides advice for government health and science agencies as well as life sciences research communities, and patient organisations. Her research is funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Stem Cell Network, Genome Canada, and Alberta Innovates, among others.