Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Room 166-1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Dr. Ma'en Obeidat completed his training as a pharmacist at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, and obtained his PhD from the University of Nottingham under the supervision of Dr. Ian Hall. He is now an Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, and the Computational Genomics Lead at the Providence Airway Centre (PAC).
Dr. Obeidat received fellowship awards from CIHR, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and was the only Canadian in the last 5 years to receive the prestigious Parker B. Francis Fellowship award.
Education and Training
- BSc, Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science & Technology (1996-2001)
- PhD, Therapeutics and Molecular Medicine, Genetics of Complex Respiratory Diseases, University of Nottingham (2008-2012)
Area of Interest
Dr. Obeidat's research aims to translate multi-omics data for respiratory diseases into biologically actionable knowledge for drug and biomarker discoveries. His group uses cutting edge approaches in human genetics, multi-omics and integrative omics from multiple cell types and tissues to map causal genes and proteins underlying the risk for respiratory diseases, which can be developed into therapeutic and/or biomarker solutions. To date, he has identified over 100 novel genetic loci associated with airway obstruction, and his work has resulted in 60 publications.