Steven Hallam

Theme Co-Leader

Theme leader of: Mining Microbiome

Department: Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Dr. Steven Hallam is the ECOSCOPE co-director and a part of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at UBC. He is a University of California Santa Cruz and MIT trained molecular biologist, microbial ecologist, entrepreneur, and innovator with over 20 years of experience in field and laboratory research. Dr. Hallam co-directs the ECOSCOPE innovation ecosystem consisting of an NSERC CREATE industrial stream training program, a research network, a core facility for high-throughput biology and a curriculum development initiative in data science (EDUCE). His research focuses on the creation of functional screens and computational tools that reveal hidden metabolic powers of uncultivated microbial communities.