Bruce Verchere

Dr. Bruce Verchere, Ph.D. serves as Head of Diabetes Research Program, Child and Family Research Institute (‘CFRI’), at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Verchere is a professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of British Columbia and an investigator at the Child & Family Research Institute at Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC. His research focuses on understanding how pancreatic beta cells normally function, and why they are dysfunctional and die in type 1 and type 2 diabetes and following islet transplantation.

The long-term goal of his research is to develop new therapeutics for enhancing beta cell survival and function in diabetes. He has been the Chairman of Research Advisory Council at Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research since September 27, 2010. He has been a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Sirona Biochem Corp. since November 2009. He is one of Canada’s leading diabetes scientists. Dr. Verchere received his PhD in physiology from the University of British Columbia.