It has been my privilege to teach over 12,000 undergraduates in the Faculties of Science, Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC. Having made seminal contributions to the Pulmonary Block-MD Undergraduate Curriculum, I established the Physiology Co-op education, modernized the 3rd year Honours Physiology laboratory course, and designed a unique course for early undergraduates examining the essential skills and concepts in biomedical research using deconstruction of cutting edge research conducted at UBC. My goal is to inspire my students to think critically and to create opportunities for effective communication and informed debate.


I have served on key committees in Faculties of Science & Medicine including MD Admission, MD/PhD Selection, Science Curriculum, as well as departmental committees supporting teaching, peer review, awards, and headship search. I serve as the Academic Advisor for the Honours B.Sc. specialization in Cellular Anatomical & Physiological Sciences. I am the course director and instructor for CAPS 200, CAPS 303 and CAPS 422 and co-lecture in CAPS 301. In my free time, I dance Argentine tango, DJ, travel, play backgammon, ski and try to keep up with my adult children and students' accomplishments.


Post-Doctoral Fellow1995 Respiratory Division, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

PhD Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia 1994

MSc Zoology, University of British Columbia 1988

BSc Biopsychology, University of British Columbia 1983


  1. Delayed post stimulus decrease of phrenic motoneuron output produced by phrenic nerve afferent stimulation.
    Road JD, Osborne S,Wakai Y J.Appl.Physiol. 1993 74: 68-72.

  2. Phrenic motoneuron firing rates during brief inspiratory resistive loads.
    Road J, Osborne S, Cairns A. J Appl Physiol.1995 Nov;79(5):1540-5.

  3. Stability of evoked parasternal intercostal muscle electromyogram at increased end-expiratory lung volume.
    Road JD, Osborne S, Cairns A. J Appl Physiol 1995 Apr;78(4):1485-8.

  4. Diaphragm and phrenic nerve activities during inspiratory loading in anesthetized rabbits.
    Osborne S, Road JD. Respir Physiol. 1995 Mar;99(3):321-30.

  5. Ventilation is coupled to metabolic demands during progressive hypothermia in rodents.
    Osborne S, Milsom W.K. Respiration Physiology 1993 92: 305-318.

  6. Delayed post stimulus decrease of phrenic motoneuron output produced by phrenic nerve afferent stimulation.Road JD, Osborne S,Wakai Y J.Appl.Physiol. 1993 74: 68-72.

  7. Monocyte inflammatory mediators impair in vitro hamster diaphragm contractility.
    Wilcox P, Osborne S, Bressler B Amer.Rev.Resp.Disease1992 146: 462-6.

  8. Effect of vagal stimulation and parenteral acetylcholine on canine trachealis muscle shortening.
    Okazawa M, Wakai Y, Osborne S, Paré PD, Road JD. J Appl Physiol. 1992 Jun;72(6):2463-8.

  9. Exponential analysis of the pressure-volume curve. Correlation with mean linear intercept and emphysema in human lungs.
    Osborne S, Hogg JC, Wright JL, Coppin C, Paré PD.Am Rev Respir Dis. 1988 May;137(5):1083-8.

  10. Effect of autonomic blockade on tracheobronchial blood flow.
    Baile EM, Osborne S, Paré PD.J Appl Physiol (1985). 1987 Feb;62(2):520-5.

  11. Site of bronchodilatation with inhaled ipratropium bromide and fenoterol in normal subjects.
    Santamaria J, Guillemi S, Osborne S, Coppin C, Dahlby R, Paré PD. Chest. 1987 Jan;91(1):86-90.

  12. The diagnosis of emphysema. A computed tomographic-pathologic correlation.
    Bergin C, Müller N, Nichols DM, Lillington G, Hogg JC, Mullen B, Osborne S, Paré PD. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1986 Apr;133(4):541-6. 

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