Dr. Robert C. Brunham is the head of the BC Vaccine Research Laboratory at BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and a professor emeritus of medicine at UBC. Until 2014, he was also the executive and scientific director of BCCDC.
Dr. Brunham’s research is in the field of immunology, genomics, and the epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases. His research focuses on developing a vaccine for Chlamydia trachomatis.
Recently, in collaboration with UBC scientists, he pioneered a cutting edge proteomic approach to chlamydia vaccine development, called immunoproteomics, which has generated international interest and financial support from the National Institutes of Health.