Dr. Andrew Minchinton came to Vancouver as a post-doctoral fellow following completion of his PhD studies in radiation biology at the University of London in 1986. Upon completion of his fellowship he took a position as a Staff Scientist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University, ultimately returning to the BC Cancer to establish his own research program. Dr. Minchinton currently works as a Distinguished Scientist in the Department of Integrative Oncology at the BC Cancer Research Centre. He also holds a faculty appointment as a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Minchinton has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles and has received patents for his inventions related to systems for growing cell models and for measuring the penetration of drugs and other substances into tissues. Dr. Minchinton has also devoted significant time to providing education regarding ionizing radiation, teaching about its impact on DNA, cells and tissues and also demonstrating how it has great utility when used in clinical diagnostic tools and cancer treatments.
University of British Columbia
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC