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Challenging dogma: Jefferies and colleagues uncover new insights into the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Challenging dogma: Jefferies and colleagues uncover new insights into the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the changes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).  A UBC team led by CBR investigator Dr. Wilf Jefferies has performed studies in mice and humans that challenge current dogma and reveal new ideas as to the underlying cause of the brain dysfunction. They show […]

Jay Kizhakkedathu and colleagues play with plastics – bending and stretching

Jay Kizhakkedathu and colleagues play with plastics – bending and stretching

CBR investigator, Jay Kizhakkedathu, recently honoured with a Career Investigator Award by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, has teamed up Srikantha Phani, Canada Research Chair in Dynamics of Lattice Materials and Devices to develop a novel protocol for grafting nanoscale polymer chains to the surface of PVC film.  The coated PVC acquires the […]

From left to right: Susan Kainer and Cathy Heath from Pfizer Canada, Dr. Michael Barnett, Clinical Professor and Head, UBC Division of Hematology, and Dr. Agnes Lee, Medical Director, Thrombosis Program, Associate Professor, UBC Division Hematology. Both are members of the CBR.

Pfizer Awards Thrombosis Research Fellowship

UBC’s Division of Hematology and Centre for Blood Research are grateful to Pfizer Canada for their generous gift of $174,000 to support the Thrombosis Research Fellowship Program. Under the leadership of CBR member, Dr. Agnes Lee, the Thrombosis Clinic at VGH sees more than 850 patients annually for blood clotting conditions, serves as an education […]

Second Annual CBR Research Day

Second Annual CBR Research Day

On August 18, 2011, over 120 students, staff and faculty from the CBR gathered at the Life Sciences Centre at UBC for a stimulating afternoon of science and socializing. All the reserach themes and core facilities of the CBR were well represented from the most fundamental labs to the clinic. Summer students and their ever-supportive […]

Shannon Jackson wins Pfizer Research Award

Shannon Jackson wins Pfizer Research Award

The deposit of cholesterol and inflammatory cells within arteries is termed atherosclerosis and is the leading cause of death in Canada. The endothelium is a protective surface on the arteries that if disturbed can increase the risk of developing atherosclerosis and its complications including heart attacks and strokes. Early studies suggest that patients with the […]

Don Brooks to lead UBC’s Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC)

Don Brooks to lead UBC’s Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC)

On September 1, 2011, Professor Don Brooks, a founding member of the CBR, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Professor of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science, will step down from his position as UBC’s Associate Vice President, Research and International. In this capacity over the past 10 years, […]

Dana Devine appointed Editor-in-Chief of Vox Sanguinis

Dana Devine appointed Editor-in-Chief of Vox Sanguinis

We are pleased to announce that Professor Dana Devine, a founding member of the CBR, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC, and the VP Medical, Scientific & Research Affairs at the Canadian Blood Services, has been appointed Editor-in Chief of Vox Sanguinis, effective in 2012. Vox Sanguinis, the official journal of the International […]

2011 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Awards to CBR members

2011 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Awards to CBR members

Congratulations are extended to CBR members and students who were recognized for meritorious achievements in 2011 by the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Annual Awards ceremony in Vancouver on May 27. Their efforts represent the highest quality in research, education and clinical care and we applaud them. Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu received […]

Tribute to Mike Nesheim

Tribute to Mike Nesheim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael E. Nesheim, Professor of Biochemistry at Queen’s University Mike was well known to many of us at the Centre for Blood Research as a friend, colleague and mentor. He was a truly unique individual who was always excited to consider concepts outside of […]

Next generation of transfusion scientists

Next generation of transfusion scientists

The annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Transfsuion Medicine (CSTM) was held this year in Toronto. This conference is a unique forum in which all the leading players in transfusion medicine from across the country, gather to discuss all aspects of the discipline, from novel research developments to innovative approaches for clinical care. Canadian […]