Portrait of Geoff Payne

Dr. Geoff Payne

Vice President of Research, University of Northern BC

During his 15 years at UNBC, Dr Payne has held a number of administrative positions including Assistant Dean for Education and Research with the Northern Medical Program. Dr. Payne maintains his research program in area of vascular physiology where he is a Full Professor in both the Northern Medical Program and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Programs. He came to UNBC in June 2004 as founding faculty of the medical school following a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and John B. Pierce Laboratory. Dr. Payne holds a Ph.D. from Memorial University of Newfoundland in the field of cardiovascular and renal physiology. In addition to his biomedical research, he has also an interest in medical education in the areas of curriculum, assessment, and admissions.