Dr. McMaster received a D.Phil. in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford with research interests are in the areas of molecular immunology, and transplant immunology and genomics of host pathogen interactions. He is a Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics, and Vice Dean Research, Faculty of Medicine. Dr. McMaster is an advocate for health research and clinical trials and was Chair, Research Canada and Chair of the Advisory Committee for Clinical Trials BC where he was instrumental in the development of the BC COVID-19 Clinical Research Coordination Initiative (CCRI). Currently he is the co-lead for the UBC led Canadian Immunoengineering Biomanufacturing Hub.