People

Directors

Dr. Philip AinslieDr. Philip Ainslie

Co-Director, Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health
Canada Research Chair in Cerebrovascular Physiology
Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development

The specific focus of Phil’s research is directed to the integrated mechanisms, which regulate human cerebral blood flow in health and disease. Three main inter-related areas of research are currently being explored:

  1. Fundamental mechanisms of cerebral blood flow regulation in humans;
  2. Influence of environmental stress on cerebrovascular function (with focus on normobaric and hypobaric hypoxia; and temperature regulation)

Phil keeps as active as possible with regular running (normally with his rescue mutts), telemark skiing, snowboarding, climbing and all kinds of water sports. He is also a big fan of microbreweries.

Email: philip.ainslie@ubc.ca

For more information, please visit Dr. Ainslie’s Faculty webpage here.

Dr. Neil EvesDr. Neil Eves

Co-Director, Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health
Health Research Clinical Scientist, Michael Smith Foundation
Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development

Neil’s primary research interests are in the integrative aspects of pulmonary, cardiac and vascular physiology and how the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems can be manipulated to optimally improve health.

His laboratory focuses on better understanding basic mechanistic physiology using a variety of different techniques before designing novel interventions to try to modify disease state, especially for patients with respiratory disease.

Neil is an avid skier and hiker, and will disappear during the summer for “out of office” meetings on the golf course.

Email: neil.eves@ubc.ca

For more information, please visit Dr. Eves’ Faculty webpage here.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Gordon Binsted – Professor, Acting VP Research, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Development (FHSD), UBC
Dr. Yvonne Lefebvre – Consultant, Health Research
Dr. Chris Fibiger – Professor Emeritus, Assistant Dean Research, Southern Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Dr. Paul van Donkelaar – Professor, Director of the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, FHSD, UBC