Chemistry Faculty


James Bailey / Gino DiLabio / Tamara Freeman / David Jack / Isaac Li / W. Stephen McNeil / Frederic Menard / Susan Murch / Edward Neeland / Karen Perry / Paul Shipley / Kevin Smith / Allan Vaisius / Kirsten Wolthers / Wesley Zandberg


JAMES BAILEY
Senior Instructor, CHEMISTRY

james.bailey@ubc.ca
SCI 217
250.807.9645

James Bailey

PhD University of Victoria

TEACHING: Inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry laboratories.

GINO DILABIO
Professor, CHEMISTRY

DEPARTMENT HEAD

WEBSITE

gino.dilabio@ubc.ca
FIP 357
250.807.8617

Gino DiLabio

PhD Clarkson University

RESEARCH: Computational studies of i) radical reactions involving organic, inorganic, biological and solid-state systems; ii) noncovalent interactions; iii) oxygen-centred radical induced damage of proteins.

TEACHING: Physical and computational chemistry.

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DAVID JACK
Associate Professor, CHEMISTRY

david.jack@ubc.ca
FIP 344
250.807.8747

David Jack

PhD University of Alberta

RESEARCH: Chemical and physical processes at solid surfaces; phase transitions; molecular computer simulations; heterogeneous catalysis; functional surfaces; nanoscience.

TEACHING: physical, biophysical, quantum, and computational chemistry.

TAMARA KUNZ
Instructor, CHEMISTRY

tamara.kunz@ubc.ca
SCI 210
250.807.8223

Tamara Freeman

PhD University of British Columbia

TEACHING: First year coordinator of lectures and laboratories. 

ISAAC LI
Assistant Professor, CHEMISTRY

WEBSITE

isaac.li@ubc.ca
FIP 343
250.807.8069

Isaac Li

PhD University of Toronto

RESEARCH: Single-molecule biophysics, programmable molecular devices and biosensors, cancer and immune cell biology, cell mechanics and mechanobiology.  

TEACHING: Biophysical chemistry, physical chemistry. 

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W. STEPHEN MCNEIL
Associate Professor, CHEMISTRY

  WEBSITE

s.mcneil@ubc.ca
FIP 352
250.807.8751
@wsmcneil

Stephen McNeil

PhD University of British Columbia

RESEARCH: Synthesis and reactivity of organometallic and coordination compounds of cobalt; radical intermediates in alkene addition and polymerization reactions.

TEACHING: Structure and bonding; bioinorganic chemistry; organometallic and coordination chemistry.

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FREDERIC MENARD
Assistant Professor, CHEMISTRY

WEBSITE

frederic.menard@ubc.ca
FIP 348
250.807.8225

Frederic Menard

PhD University of Toronto

RESEARCH: Chemical biology: use of small molecules to study and manipulate biological systems, design of molecular tools to study the real-time dynamics of cellular events; using organic chemistry, natural products are modified to label proteins involved in cellular signaling; the biology questions studied focus on protein-protein interactions, astrocytes communication, synapse elimination, and neurodegeneration.

TEACHING: synthetic organic chemistry. 

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SUSAN MURCH
Professor, CHEMISTRY

Canada Research Chair, NATURAL PRODUCTS CHEMISTRY 

WEBSITE

susan.murch@ubc.ca
FIP 350
250.807.9566

Dr. Susan Murch

PhD University of Guelph

RESEARCH: Plant chemistry and biotechnology; the identification, quantification and metabolism of plant secondary metabolites, the impact of these phytochemicals on human health, and the development of technologies for mass-production of specific plant chemicals as medicines, natural health products, food additives and functional foods.

TEACHING: Plant biochemistry; bioanalytical chemistry; analytical chemistry.

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EDWARD NEELAND
Associate Professor, CHEMISTRY

e.neeland@ubc.ca
FIP 354
250.807.9572

Dr. Edward Neeland

PhD University of British Columbia

RESEARCH: Intramolecular hetero-Diels-Alder reactions of furans;  development of new synthetic reactions.

TEACHING: Organic chemistry; advanced synthesis; advanced structural analysis.

KAREN PERRY
Associate Professor, CHEMISTRY and EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

karen.perry@ubc.ca
SCI 207
250.807.9570

Karen Perry

PhD University of British Columbia

RESEARCH: Mineralization of organic carbon; palaeoceanography; carbon cycle and climatology. 

TEACHING: Environmental and analytical chemistry.

PAUL SHIPLEY
Associate Professor, CHEMISTRY

WEBSITE

paul.shipley@ubc.ca
FIP 349
250.807.8749

shipley

PhD University of Washington

RESEARCH: Organic chemistry; natural products biosynthesis; the biochemistry of secondary metabolism; nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry; rational modification of biosynthetic pathways in bacteria to produce novel compounds with the potential to be pharmacologically relevant.

TEACHING: Organic chemistry; structural spectrometry; bioorganic chemistry.

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KEVIN SMITH
Professor, CHEMISTRY

WEBSITE

kevin.m.smith@ubc.ca
FIP 351
250.807.9933

Dr. Kevin Smith

PhD University of British Columbia

RESEARCH: Synthesis and reactivity of paramagnetic organometallic chromium compounds of relevance to catalytic carbon-carbon bond forming reactions; single electron transfer reactions and electronic structure effects in synthetic organometallic chemistry.

TEACHING: Inorganic synthesis; organometallic chemistry; coordination chemistry; transition metal catalysts.

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KIRSTEN WOLTHERS
Associate Professor, CHEMISTRY

WEBSITE

kirsten.wolthers@ubc.ca
FIP 342
250.807.8663

Kirsten Wolthers

PhD Oregon State University

RESEARCH: Enzyme guided radical-chemistry: use of fast reaction and spectroscopic methods to probe the interplay between protein dynamics, function and structure; rational design of biocatalysts; study of vitamin-derived cofactors by biological systems.

TEACHING: Enzymology; biochemistry.

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WESLEY ZANDBERG
Assistant Professor, CHEMISTRY

WEBSITE

wesley.zandberg@ubc.ca
SCI 209
250.807.9821

Wesley Zandberg

PhD Simon Fraser University

RESEARCH: Analytical glycobiology: the use of modern instrumental techniques to study carbohydrates, their oligomers (glycans) and their metabolism; developing new methods to investigate carbohydrates; and using chemical and analytical tools to investigate the functions of protein-linked glycans in cells and animals.

TEACHING: Instrumental analytical chemistry.

PUBLICATIONS

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