The Team

Dr. Mads Daugaard, PhD, Molecular Pathology

Senior Research Scientist at Vancouver Prostate Centre | Assistant Professor at Department of Urologic Sciences | Member of Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Faculty of Medicine - University of British Columbia

Dr. Daugaard has a PhD degree from the Danish Cancer Society and Institute of Molecular Pathology, University of Copenghagen. He did his postdoctoral training in molecular pathology with Dr. Poul Sorensen, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, BC. In addition to managing the Molecular Pathology core, Dr Daugaard runs several technology development projects for molecular pathology.

 

Dr. Ladan Fazli, MD, Pathology

She has a medical degree from National University of Iran and is specialised on Anatomical and Clinical Pathology. As a pathologist dedicated to research, her main expertise is target discovery and validation of prognostic and predictive cancer biomarkers using IHC, PLA, CISH, and FISH on tissue microarrays of human and xenograft tumor samples.

 

Dr. Antonio Hurtado-Coll, MD

Dr. Hurtado-Coll is involved in the collection, archiving and database entry of the VPC tissue repository from surgical procedures at VGH.

 

Dr. Htoo Zarni Oo, MD, PhD, Molecular Pathologist

Dr. Oo has an MD from University of Hiroshima with a PhD in molecular pathology. Dr. Oo assists Drs. Daugaard and Fazli on technology development and pathology assesment of tissue from human patients and murine xenograft studies.

 

Ms. Estelle Li, M.Sc

Estelle has a M.Sc. in biochemistry from China. Estelle Li has 10 years of experience working in the pathology unit at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. She is trained in all areas of the laboratory but specializes in IHC, IF, CISH, in situ PLA, H&E staining and sectioning.

 

Ms. Janet Liew, B.Sc

Janet has a B.Sc. in Biotechnology from UBC. Janet Liew has 6 years of experience working in the pathology department at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. She is trained in all areas of the laboratory but specializes in biobanking, tissue microarray construction, macrodissection, wholemount paraffin sectioning, cryosectioning, IHC and H&E staining.

 

Dr. Ali Moeen, M.Sc, PhD

Ali holds a B.Sc. in Zoology, M.Sc. in medical microbiology and a Ph.D. in medical biotechnology and molecular biology. Previously, Dr. Moeen has worked as a postdoc and research associate at UBC.

Dr. Moeen oversees and operates our digital scanning system and assists Ms. Li and Ms. Liew with IHC procedures, proximity ligation assays, tissue processing and compilation of TMAs.

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

Robbie Burns celebration

Robbie Burns Gala at the Pan Pacific Vancouver: January 25

The Pan Pacific Vancouver is hosting a celebration of Scotland's most famous poet, Robbie Burns, on January 25.  The event will include fundraising for Prostate Cancer Canada's Plaid for Dad campaign. There will be a traditional itinerary, starting with the official piping in of the guests, with exclusive malt tastings, authentic Scottish cuisine celebrating the haggis and ending the evening with a chorus of Auld Lang Syne. Click here for more information and tickets.

It's a Snow Day poster

It's A Snow Day at Mt. Seymour: March 9

Mt. Seymour is hosting It's A Snow Day, a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, on Friday March 9. The event will include slope time, a reception, and a silent auction. Click here for more details including how to register, donate and/or sponsor.

 

 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi leads identification of gene linked to growth of aggressive neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC)

DNA

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