Bruce McManus, CM, MD, PhD

Scientific Advisor (medicine, molecular pathology, biomarker development)

Dr. McManus is currently Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC, the Co-director at the Institute for Heart and Lung Health and CEO of the Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre). Dr. McManus is a member of the Order of Canada. Dr. McManus was previously inaugural Scientific Director of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2000-2006) and Department Head for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. McManus’s basic and clinical investigative program is focused on mechanisms, consequences, detection and prevention of injury and aberrant repair involved in inflammatory diseases of the heart and blood vessels, with particular emphasis on enteroviral infections of the heart and transplant vascular disease. He has co-authored over 380 peer-reviewed publications, as well as many chapters. He has edited four books. He is co-holder of several patents and co-founder of several diagnostics startups. Dr. McManus received an MD degree from the University of Saskatchewan, completed his residency in medicine and pathology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, the PhD at the University of Toledo, and post‐doctoral fellowships at the University of California – Santa Barbara and the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, NIH.