Dr. Leonard Foster is currently Director of the Centre for High-Throughput Biology and also Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Dr. Leonard Foster has published various articles in a variety of journals related to his field.
Dr. Leonard Foster studies a variety of host-pathogen combinations. Dr. Leonard Foster mostly use quantitative proteomics, employing stable isotope labeling and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) but also use other high-throughput methods, such as high content screening and massively parallel sequencing. To fill in the gaps he then turn to more focused biochemical and cell biological methods. Recently Dr. Leonard Foster have described a novel method for mapping the protein interaction network within cells (the interactome) that drives the time and cost involved in such an analysis down by nearly two orders of magnitude; this technique will play an important role in many current and future projects.