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Isis Carter

Isis Carter

Q: Why did you decide to study at UBC? A: I decided to study at UBC because Brad and I were moving to Vancouver to be close to family. I had previously worked at the NZ Blood Service  and was very interested in coagulation so when Cedric told me about the CBR it sounded like […]

Jessica Tamura-Wells, Summer Intern 2010

Jessica Tamura-Wells, Summer Intern 2010

Jessica is a second year science student. She worked in the Pryzdial Lab this summer. “I’m learning so much and everyone in the lab is really great,” Jessica said. “I can’t imagine working in the science field without this kind of hands-on experience.

Stephanie Sellers

Stephanie Sellers

My association with the Centre for Blood Research began in 2008, when I started working on my MSc. and was fortunate to receive a two-year studentship. This was a part of the CBR’s Strategic Training Program in Transfusion Science facilitated by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. […]

Dr. Norman Bethune – A leading figure in transfusion medicine

Dr. Norman Bethune – A leading figure in transfusion medicine

CBR Norman Bethune Blood Transfusion Symposium is opening in March 2012. “I have an idea – I think we should organize an ambulant blood transfusion service.” Norman Bethune, 1936. Dr. Norman Bethune (1890-1939) was a Canadian physician who promoted universal access to health care and created the first mobile blood collection and distribution system, the […]

Overview

Who we are The Centre for Blood Research (CBR) is a multidisciplinary biomedical research institute, situated primarily at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and affiliated teaching hospitals, with nodes at the University of Northern British Columbia and at the University of Victoria. Over 40 research groups at the CBR are working together, using a […]

Grifols is a leading supporter of education at the CBR

Grifols is a leading supporter of education at the CBR

In the past 2 years, Grifols (formerly Talecris Biotherapeutics) has led the way in contributing unrestricted funds to support our undergraduate summer students participating in research in CBR labs and clinics, the CBR weekly seminar series, and the recently established Collaborative Translational Training Awards program. Through the efforts of this extraordinarily dedicated partner, numerous students […]

Désiré Collen CBR/UBC Fellowship in Hemostasis-Thrombosis

Désiré Collen CBR/UBC Fellowship in Hemostasis-Thrombosis

We are pleased to announce that Professor Dr. Désiré Collen has kindly donated $50,000 to the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) to support a Translational Research Fellowship in Hemostasis-Thrombosis. The awardee is Dr. Erica Peterson, a UBC/VGH hematology fellow. Désiré Collen received his MD and PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Leuven, Belgium. His […]

Chris Overall receives Life Time Achievement Award in Proteolysis

Chris Overall receives Life Time Achievement Award in Proteolysis

Professor Chris Overall was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award for Outstanding contributions to the field of Proteolysis by the International Proteolysis Society at its General Meeting in San Diego in October 2011. This prestigious award, presented at the premier meeting for proteases, recognizes Dr. Overall’s major contributions to the field. Amongst these, he has […]

Earl Davie Symposium 2011

Earl Davie Symposium 2011

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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 […]