OUR TEAM

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RYAN FLANNIGAN MD, FRCSC

Assistant Professor

Dr. Flannigan is completed his surgical residency at the University of British Columbia, followed by a 2-year fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York. Since returning to the University of British Columbia as an Assistant Professor in the University of British Columbia, he has initiated a Male Reproduction & Sexual Medicine translational research program. Our research directions are focused on interdisciplinary research to advance therapeutic options for men with infertility, Peyronie's Disease and Erectile Dysfunction.

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MEGHAN ROBINSON

Research Assistant & Lab Manager

Meghan obtained her BSc in biomedical engineering at the University of Victoria under the mentorship of Dr. Stephanie Willerth. She has served as a research fellow in the Willerth Laboratory, where her focus was in stem cell based regeneration of neural tissues and biomaterial design, and as a research consultant for Starfish Medical, an award-winning medical device design company based in Victoria.


Her current research at the Vancouver Prostate Centre aims to uncover the transcriptomics of cellular dysfunction in infertility using single cell sequencing and Crispr-Cas9 genome editing, and to engineer the complex tissues of the reproductive system for personalized medicine using human induced pluripotent stem cells. 

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LUKE WITHERSPOON

Fellow

Luke completed a Master’s of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa before completing a Master’s in Engineering Biotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania. He then began his medical training at McMaster University and went on to train within the University of Ottawa’s Urology residency program.  He is currently completing a fellowship in Sexual Medicine and Men’s Health at the University of British Columbia.

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KEVIN ZHOU

Undergraduate Co-op Student (completed)

Kevin is a 4th-year undergraduate student majoring in Biology and minoring in Statistics at the University of British Columbia. His excellent technical skills, meticulousness, as well as his strong desire to learn and apply new knowledge led him to his current position at the Vancouver Prostate Centre where he aims to isolate specific cell types from testicular biopsies using surface antigens. In addition, he contributes to many other projects by performing high-quality experiments to discover more about the mechanisms and potential therapeutic targets of male infertility.