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ICORD is fortunate to include researchers who are faculty members and/or clinicians at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and other national and international institutions.

Browse through the short profiles below and on the next pages, or click on researcher names below for their detailed profiles. For more information about becoming a member of ICORD, please contact us.

Principal Investigators
Primary research programs closely aligned with ICORD’s mission
Gary Birch John Kramer
Matt Ramer
Paul Bishop Andrei Krassioukov
Bonita Sawatzky
Jaimie Borisoff Brian Kwon
Carolyn Sparrey
Victoria Claydon Tania Lam
Miriam Spering
Peter Cripton Corree Laule John Steeves
Marcel Dvorak Kathleen Martin Ginis Lynn Stothers
Stacy Elliott William Miller John Street
Janice Eng Patricia Mills Wolfram Tetzlaff
Susan Forwell Wayne Moore Darren Warburton
Aziz Ghahary Ben Mortenson Cheryl Wellington
David Granville Mark Nigro Christopher West
Andy Hoffer Ipek Oruc David Whitehurst
Sandra Hundza Tom Oxland Stephanie Willerth
Reza Jalili
Catherine Pallen
David Wilson
Piotr Kozlowski Scott Paquette
 Paul Zehr

Investigators
Primary research programs peripherally aligned with ICORD’s mission
Philip Ainslie Heather Gainforth Jane Roskams
Hugh Anton Tal Jarus William Sheel
Mark Carpenter Tim O’Connor  Andrea Townson
Anita Delongis

Associate Members
Conducting research in collaboration with ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators
Mike Boyd Kerry Delaney Michael Negraeff
Romeo Chua Tim Inglis Paul Van Donkelaar
Jens Coorssen Andrew Laing Rhonda Willms
Emeritus Members
ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators who have retired from their faculty positions
 Tom Grigliatti

B.Sc. (Boğaziçi University) [Computer Science], M.Sc. (Boğaziçi University) [Computer Science), Ph.D. (New York University) [Psychology, Cognition, and Perception]
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine,  University of British Columbia

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Dr Tom Oxland
Associate Director

B.A.Sc. (University of Waterloo), M.A.Sc. (Yale University), M.Phil. (Yale University), Ph.D. (Yale University)
Canada Research Chair, Spine Biomechanics
Professor, Departments of Orthopaedics and Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia
Associate Head – Research, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

Ph.D. [Medical Biochemistry] (University of Calgary)
Associate Member, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia
Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Active Staff, Vancouver General Hospital

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Dr. Matt Ramer - headshot
Principal Investigator

B.Sc. (Queen’s University), Ph.D. (Queen’s University), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (King’s College London)
Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia

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Ph.D. [Neuroscience] (Penn State University)
Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

BPE (University of British Columbia), MPE (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University)
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Dr. Bill Sheel headshot
Investigator

B.P.E. (University of New Brunswick), M.Sc. [Human Kinetics] (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. [Human Kinetics] (University of British Columbia), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

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Dr. Carolyn Sparrey - headshot
Investigator

B. A.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering] (University of Waterloo), M.A.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering] (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. [Mechanical Engineering] (University of California, Berkeley), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of California, San Francisco)
Assistant Professor, Mechatronics System Engineering, School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University

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Principal Investigator

Ph.D. [Psychology and Neuroscience] (University of Giessen)
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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