James Lan

Dr. James Lan

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Lan is an Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Division of Nephrology. He is the Director of the HLA Laboratory in Vancouver, and a transplant nephrologist at the Vancouver General Hospital. He obtained his medical degree, internal medicine, and nephrology training at the University of British Columbia. In 2013 he cross-trained in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics under Dr. Elaine Reed at the University of California, Los Angeles Immunogenetics Center. In addition to his clinical roles, Dr. Lan holds multiple research grants which support the development and application of biomarkers to prevent rejection, and clinical translation of next-generation sequencing technologies to solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. A major focus of his current research aims to bring together donor-recipient HLA epitope mismatches and patient pharmacogenomics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to develop an integrated, systems pharmacology strategy for personalized immunosuppression.