LUKMAN SARKER, PhD CANDIDATELABORATORY MANAGER & HEAD OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY



Lukman Sarker is a molecular biologist with expertise in analytical chemistry. He started his career as a microbiologist at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, on the Bill and Melinda Gates vaccine development project prior to pursuing his doctorate. At UBC Okanagan, he has been studying plant secondary metabolites and how plants regulate essential oil quality as well as investigating the genomic metabolomic relationship.

He has extensive experience in generating genomic data to answer important information about plant science. Lukman has been an integral part of a research laboratory and has supervised numerous students and run many investigational studies.


  • ACADEMIC BACKGROUND: Molecular Biology, PhD Candidate
  • FUN THINGS: Soccer, Biking, Skiing, Hiking
  • INTERESTING FACT: knowing the unknowns
  • FAVOURITE SCIENTIFIC PAPER: Next-Generation Genomics: an Integrative Approach (Hawkins et al. 2010)