Vishaldeep Sidhu PhD

Director, Research Operations, Centre for Cardiovascular Innovation

  • Direct and manage all day-to-day research operations within CCI including but not limited to research administration, budget management, grant facilitation, and coordination of all RCTs and Registries
  • Over 15 years of research experience in academia and health care sectors
  • Research Manager, Division of Cardiology, UBC Sept 2018-June 2020
  • Previously, Project Manager at Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer
  • Senior Researcher/ Manager at Metabolomics Lab, University of Calgary
  • PhD (Microbiology) from Germany and 4 year Postdoctoral Fellowship from NIH with over 15 peer-reviewed publications
  • Received Research Excellence Award at NIH

Vishaldeep (Deep) is the Director of Research Operations at CCI. She directs and manages all research operations at the Centre including all randomized controlled trials and registries, peer-reviewed grant submissions, finances, contracts, budgets, and CCI research personnel. With over 15 years of research experience at academic and research institutions, Vishaldeep has the training and expertise to direct the research operations at CCI. She worked as the Research Manager for the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, UBC from Sept 2018-June 2020. In this role, she managed and supported all research activity and strategic research directions of the UBC Division of Cardiology.

Previously, as Project Manager at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (BC Cancer), she managed large scale research projects, grants, finances and personnel. As a Sr. Researcher/ Lab Manager at University of Calgary, she helped set up and manage a multi-million-dollar Metabolomics Research Lab and Facility. She holds a PhD in Microbiology from Bielefeld University, Germany and trained as a Postdoctoral fellow at National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. The primary focus of her research at NIH was identification of biomarkers under DHA (omega-3 fatty acid) deficiency using mass-spectrometric proteomics approaches. She published her work in peer-reviewed journals and was awarded a Fellows award for excellence in research (FARE) by NIH.

CCI is an inclusive centre with multidisciplinary membership for all cardiovascular investigators in BC