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Bruce McManus

Professor Emeritus


I have entered my 27th year as faculty at the University of British Columbia. In the focused scientific sense, I have remained intent on answering worthwhile questions about heart allograft rejection, its mechanisms, detection and monitoring, and on issues related to enteroviral damage of myocardium as one pathway to heart failure. I have had the privilege of working with many colleagues and in mentoring numerous trainees in science and clinics regarding heart health, disease and relevant biology. I have enjoyed participation in many organizations locally and globally in this learning journey. It is a pleasure to continue.

Education & Training

  • BA – University of Saskatchewan, 1967
  • MSc – Pennsylvania State University, 1969
  • PhD – University of Toledo, 1972
  • PDF – University of California Santa Barbara, 1973
  • MD – University of Saskatchewan, 1977
  • Residency – Harvard University/Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1980
  • PDF – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH, 1982
  • Faculty Member – University of Nebraska Medical Centre, 1993
  • Faculty Member- University of British Columbia, Present.

Area of Interest

  • Mechanisms of acute immune rejection of heart allografts
  • Mechanisms of chronic immune rejection of heart allografts
  • Detection of acute cellular rejection of heart allografts
  • Mechanisms of viral heart disease and cardiomyopathies
  • Means for preventing myocardial damage in cardiomyopathies
  • Elephant cardiovascular system

Team Members

  • Amrit Singh, PhD – Post-doctoral fellow
  • Paul Hanson, PhD – Post-doctoral fellow
  • The PROOF Centre team

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