Dr. Robert McMaster

Dr. Robert McMaster
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Board of Directors
Positions: 

Vice President Research, Vancouver Coastal Health
Executive Director, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC

Dr. McMaster received a Bachelor and Master of Science from the University of British Columbia, followed by a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. His research interests are in the areas of molecular immunology, parasitology and transplant immunology and he is co-lead on a multi-million dollar initiative “Biomarkers in Transplantation” with funding from Genome Canada/Genome BC and the Prevention for Organ Failure (PROOF) Center of Excellence Centre. He is actively involved with national and international granting agencies including the World Health Organization, Canadian Institutes of Health Research where he serves as the as Scientific Officer for the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Peer Review Grant Committee, and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, having served as Chair of the Research Advisory Council. Dr. McMaster is a Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics and was Head of the Department, 2000-2010. Dr. McMaster also held the positions as Director of the Immunity and Infection Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) and Director of Transplant Immunology for British Columbia Transplant. He is currently the Vice President Research, Vancouver Coastal Health; Executive Director, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute; and Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

PCF BC

Ride to Live 2018 and 50-50 Draw: May 27

The West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, takes place on Sunday May 27, 2018 in Vancouver, Victoria & the Fraser Valley. Follow the links to join a ride or donate to a rider; or to buy a ticket for a 50/50 draw (BC residents only).

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Discovery of a promising new medication to block "master key" of cancer growth

Dr. Chris Ong
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Drs. Wyatt and Chi: ctDNA predicts resistance to AR-targeted therapy

VCHRI News article on study of ctDNA predicting resistance to AR-targeted therapy
DNA

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