Associate Professor, SBME
Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement, SBME


Research Theme:

Research Interests:

microfluidics; lab-on-a-chip; liquid scanning probes; microscale assays; compartmentalization; molecular diagnostics; multi-omic tumour profiling; tumour heterogeneity; personalized medicine


Dr. Govind Kaigala’s interests are in the areas of microscale fluid control, microscale molecular assays and technologies for personalized medicine. He is passionate about translational clinical/medical research. With his team, he strives to bring quantitation in biology and medicine by leveraging bioinstrumentation and micro-and nanosystems. He joined UBC in the Summer of 2022. Previously he was at the Research laboratory of IBM in Zurich for about 11 years where he was a Scientist and a Principal Investigator leading a team of researchers in the area of Precision Diagnostics. He earned his PhD from the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Oncology in 2009 from the University of Alberta where he developed microfluidic systems for genetic analysis. He completed an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University between the Microfluidics Laboratory in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Dept. of Urology at the Stanford Medical School (VA Hospital).