Physics & Astronomy

Professors from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Lethbridge contribute to both the delivery of the Biochemistry Program and cutting-edge, award-winning Research within the field.

Dr. Ken Vos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Lethbridge. Ken is a theoretical physicist and one of his research interests is pharmacokinetics. Pharmacokinetics describes the motion of a drug in the human body and its interaction with the human body. The human body is highly heterogeneous and hence the transport and chemical reaction processes occurring within the human body are highly anomalous. The primary focus of the research is to develop physiologically accurate theoretical models of the drug transport and interaction with the human body. The research focuses on the administration of drugs but has applications in all stages of drug discovery, development, and administration. This work is being done in collaboration with researchers at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta.

Dr. David Siminovitch is a Professor Emeritus with the Department of Physics at the University of Lethbridge. He was a faculty member since 1990. David has a B.Sc. (first class honours) from Carleton, his M.Sc. is from the University of Toronto, and he graduated in 1982 with a Ph.D. from the University of Guelph. David's Ph.D. research was with the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance group at Guelph and this continues to be his area of research.