Govind Kaigala
UBC Life Sciences Institute
2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3, Canada

The Life Sciences Institute is situated approximately 17 km from Vancouver International Airport. It is an estimated 25 minutes drive from the airport.

Taxi/Uber Fares range from $ 35-45 and public transport service is roughly $3.

We are fortunate to be part of multiple organizations (listed below), and have multiple sites for our laboratory providing us the possibility to collaborate and learn from experts in different domains.


About the School of Biomedical Engineering  (SBME)

Created in 2017 through a partnership between the Faculties of Applied Science and Medicine, the School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) is unique as UBC’s first inter‑faculty school and as Canada’s living laboratory for new models of convergent research and education. The School aims to provide a clear route from the discovery of new fundamental biomedical technologies to their innovative application and development to benefit human health. One of the missions of the school is to help strengthen the bio-tech and med-tech industry in the Vancouver area and in Canada.


About the Life Sciences Institute

The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) is designated as a Global Research Excellence Institute that currently hosts 83 PIs and ~ 700 research staff, students, and postdoctoral fellows from 4 UBC Faculties and 13 Departments.  Members collaborate extensively with foundational, translational, and clinical researchers throughout UBC, UBC Research Hospitals, and across BC, Canada, and internationally.


About the Vancouver Prostate Center

The Vancouver Prostate Center (VPC) is a UBC and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) Centre of Excellence and a designated national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research. The VPC is currently hosted by the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the Department of Urological Sciences, part of the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.


About The BC Cancer Research Institute


The BC Cancer Research Institute has over sixty labs at the institute itself and BC Cancer sites across the province. The Reseach Institute consists of various themes comprising of activites that explore all areas of cancer  research, cancer control research, clinical studies, clinical trials, and population health and service research.