Edward Pokrishevsky



  • PhD, Experimental Medicine, The University of British Columbia
  • MSc, Experimental Medicine, The University of British Columbia
  • BSc (Honours), Biophysics, The University of British Columbia


Dr. Edward Pokrishevsky is a molecular biologist with extensive research background in neurobiology. Dr. Pokrishevsky earned his PhD and MSc degrees from the University of British Columbia, where his research focused on the most common motor-neuron disease: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). During his graduate studies, Dr. Pokrishevsky developed a novel fluorescence-based methodology for studying propagated protein misfolding and aggregation in ALS, and then used this technique and others to demonstrate that two of the most well described proteins in ALS may in fact interact through a basic motif and trigger disease.

Dr. Pokrishevsky joined the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU in January 2018.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Pokrishevsky’s teaching interests include human biology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, as well as laboratory methods in biochemistry and molecular biology.





Future courses may be subject to change.