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Dr. Julien Gibon

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gibon obtained his Ph.D from the University of Grenoble (France) under the supervision of A. Bouron at the CNRS-CEA of Grenoble . He moved in Montreal (Canada) to lead a postdoctoral project in collaboration between the Seguela and the Barker lab at the Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute) at McGill University. He moved at UBC Okanagan in January 2016 to manage the laboratory of Dr. Barker in the Biology Department.

In July 2019, he has been appointed as Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at UBCO.

Coordinator of the Biology Graduate Symposium 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

Passionate about research and Neurobiology 


Clerissa Copeland

Honour Student

Clerissa is working in the lab at UBCO, exploring the subcellular localization of the X linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP)


Noah Zurfluh

Honour Student

Noah Zurfluh is a driven 4th year Bachelor of Science student majoring in biochemistry (medical and molecular branch). She is conducting research at UBCO were she is studying neurotrophin signaling pathway in neurons. When she’s not studying or working at the lab, she can be found enjoying the outdoors.