Geoffrey Payne

Contact InformationGeoffrey Payne
Dr. Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences Centre
University of Northern BC
3333 University Way, Prince George, BC
Tel 1-250-960-5104
Fax 1-250-960-5518

Current Positions

  • Associate Professor, Physiology, Medicine
  • Regional Associate Dean, University of Northern BC (UNBC)
  • Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Medicine
  • Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Research Interests

Dr. Payne is a researcher in the area of cellular and molecular physiology of the microcirculation. He is a new investigator who joined the University of Northern BC following his post-doctoral studies at Yale University in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology. Dr. Payne holds a BSc in Behavioral Neuroscience, a MSc in Neuroscience & Pharmacology and Ph.D. in Cardiovascular and Renal Physiology, all from Memorial University. He is currently appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Northern Medical Program at UNBC and as an Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. The focus of Dr. Payne’s research program is the intersection between vascular physiology and immunology within the microcirculation. Dr. Payne’s current projects are focused on the control of blood regulation in response to aging and age-related diseases, as well as the regulation of immune responses and the role the microcirculation plays in this regulation.


  1. Gingerich A, Mader H, Payne GW. Problem-based learning tutors within medical curricula: an interprofessional analysis. J Interprof Care. 2012 Jan;26(1):69-70.
  2. Sellers SL, Payne GW. Intravital microscopy of the inguinal lymph node. J Vis Exp. 2011 Apr 4;(50).
  3. Zahir S., Chowdhury R and Payne G.W. Automated Assessment of Erythrocyte Disorders using neural networks Proceeding of the IEEE-ISSPIT 776-780 (2006)
  4. Payne G.W. and Bearden S.E. The aging microcirculation. Microcirculation 13(4) 275-277 (2006)
  5. Payne G.W. Effect of inflammation on the aging microcirculation: impact on blood flow control in skeletal muscle. Microcirculation 13(4) 315-324 (2006)


  • Postdoctoral (Microcirculation & Exercise Physiology), Yale University
  • Ph.D. (Cardiovascular & Renal Physiology), Memorial University
  • M.Sc. (Neuroscience & Pharmacology), Memorial University
  • B.Sc. (Behavioral Neuroscience), Memorial University

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