People


At the heart of the Wine Research Centre is a multidisciplinary team of faculty, staff, students, and visiting scholars who engage community and industry partners in grape and wine industry research and education.


Jacques Olivier Pesme

Jacques-Olivier Pesme

Director, Wine Research Centre


Simone Castellarin

Associate Director, Wine Research Centre; Associate Professor


Joerg Bohlmann

Dr. Jörg Bohlmann
Professor, Associate Director, Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC Vancouver

Kim Buschert

Kim Buschert
Librarian, Faculty of Management

Mike Deyholos

Dr. Michael Deyholos
Professor, Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Gino DiLabio

Dr. Gino DiLabio
Professor, Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan

Dan Durall

Dr. Daniel Durall
Associate Professor, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan

Thomas Forge

Dr. Thomas Forge
Adjunct Professor, Summerland Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Annamma Joy

Dr. Annamma Joy
Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

Miranda Hart

Dr. Miranda Hart
Professor, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan

Eric Li

Dr. Eric Li
Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

Thorsten Knipfer

Dr. Thorsten Knipfer
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Vancouver

Lina Madilao

Lina Madilao
Facility Manager, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Vancouver

David Mcarthur

Dr. David McArthur
Lecturer, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Vancouver

Vivien Measday

Dr. Vivien Measday
Associate Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Vancouver; Associate member of the Michael Smith Laboratories and the Faculty of Medicine, UBC Vancouver

Malida Mooken

Dr. Malida Mooken
Lecturer, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

Susan Murch

Dr. Susan Murch
Professor, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan

Louise Nelson

Dr. Louise M. Nelson
Professor Emerita, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan

Nathan Pelletier

Dr. Nathan Pelletier
Assistant Professor, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science and Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

Donna Senese

Dr. Donna Senese
Associate Professor, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Mehdi Sharifi

Dr. Mehdi Sharifi
Adjunct Professor, Summerland Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Roger Sugden

Dr. Roger Sugden
Dean, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

Dr. José Ramón Úrbez-Torres

Dr. José Ramón Úrbez-Torres
Adjunct Professor, Summerland Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Marcela Valania

Marcela Valania
Senior Manager, Wine Education Programs, Wine Research Centre; Honorary Research Associate, Faculty of Management

Tanja Voegel

Dr. Tanja Voegel
Research Associate, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan

Elizabeth Wolkovich

Dr. Elizabeth Wolkovich
Associate Professor, Faculty of Forestry, UBC Vancouver

Rickey Yada

Dr. Rickey Y. Yada
Professor and Dean Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Vancouver

Wesley Zandberg

Dr. Wesley Zandberg
Assistant Professor, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan


Wine Reserch Centre Emeriti


Murray Isman

Dr. Murray Isman
Former Interim Director of the Wine Research Centre, Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Vancouver

Hennie van Vuuren

Dr. Hennie J.J. van Vuuren
Professor Emeritus, Founding Director, Wine Research Centre; held the Blythe and Violet Eagles Chair of Food Biotechnology