Director & Scientific Advisor
Dr. Bruce Verchere is a co-founder of Integrated Nanotherapeutics, Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Surgery at the University of British Columbia, head of the Diabetes Research Program at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital, and the Irving K Barber Chair in Diabetes Research. His specializes in the development of therapeutic approaches for enhancing beta cell survival and function in diabetes and islet transplants. He has published over 100 manuscripts in the field of islet biology and diabetes. Dr. Verchere was awarded the UBC Outstanding Young Alumnus award in 2000, the Canadian Diabetes Association Young Scientist award in 2006, and in 2012 received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for diabetes research and service. Dr. Verchere is chair of the CIHR Diabetes Obesity Lipid and Lipoprotein Disorders and JDRF Islet Biology & Transplantation Training and Innovative grant review panels, and a member of the national research council and national board of directors of the Canadian Diabetes Association He has served on the editorial boards of Diabetes and the Canadian Journal of Diabetes and is currently on the editorial board of Endocrinology, and associate editor of the journal Islets.