Dr. Jia was previously the PI and head of a laboratory specialized in Gene Therapy and Virus Vector in the Centre for Brain Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC). As an active academic, he was also a tenured associate professor in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, and an associate member of British Columbia’s Cancer Centre. He has published more than 120 papers in international journals, invited to publish 90 academic reports and abstracts, and owns over 10 patents.
With over 20 years of experience in R&D, management and entrepreneurship, Dr. Jia is among the world’s pioneers in oncolytic virotherapy and immuno-oncology. For his work and dedicated efforts in the field, Dr. Jia was among the Best Medical Scientists in Canada on Time Magazine’s (Canada) in August 1999.
Dr. Jia received his PhD from UBC, Master’s Degree from Dalhousie University, and BSC Biology from Fudan University.