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Louis Wadsworth Receives Award for Career Excellence

We are pleased to announce that longtime CBR member and renowned UBC hematopathologist, Dr. Louis Wadsworth, received the prestigious Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Louis is well known in the medical community at UBC as a caring and astute clinician and investigator who has a magical and enthusiastic approach to teaching, […]

2012 Summer Students Arrive at the CBR!

2012 Summer Students Arrive at the CBR!

As the undergraduate and medical students wind up their studies this May, the CBR is happy to welcome them into our labs and clinics. These opportunities, available through unrestricted educational grants from Bayer Inc., CSL Behring, Nikon, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer and Roche provide these future scientists and clinicians with valuable experiences that will guide […]

Lung sections from mice reveals worse evidence of asthma after vancomycin treatment

McNagny and colleagues uncover antibiotic link to asthma

Asthma is a common, increasingly frequent, chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that affects over 100 million people worldwide. It is associated with shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing, and necessitates the use of puffers by millions of children. This treatment is required to prevent considerable short- and long-term morbidity and mortality. Although the cause […]

Hi-Definition HIV Sequencing in the Harrigan Lab

Hi-Definition HIV Sequencing in the Harrigan Lab

Low levels of drug resistant HIV can emerge when exposed to drugs. Researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS have developed a “deep” sequencing approach that gives an in-depth cross-section of the HIV envelope profile in patients. HIV is extracted from patient blood samples and a portion of the envelope gene (which mediates […]

Multiple PI’s “Platelet Investigators” in the Devine Lab

Multiple PI’s “Platelet Investigators” in the Devine Lab

Canadian Blood Services (CBS) investigators Elena Levin, Craig Jenkins, Brankica Culibrk and Katherine Serrano in the lab of Dr. Dana Devine, and Maria Gyongyossy-Issa from the Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine have been studying the quality of platelets, a key blood transfusion component that is essential to prevent bleeding. These CBR scientists designed a […]

Marissa Jitratkosol and Hélène Côté

Aging in HIV/AIDS: Hélène Côté makes breakthroughs in understanding the risks of HIV therapies

Approximately 3 million HIV-infected women become pregnant every year and approximately 90% of HIV-infected children acquire HIV through mother-to-child transmission. To prevent transmission and/or for their own health, HIV-infected women can receive highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) during pregnancy. This greatly decreases the risk of mother-to-child transmission, from 20-25% to <2%. Although the benefits of […]

HPG Polymers Attached to Red Blood Cells

Kizhakkedathu’s polymer lab is on the road to generating universal donor red blood cells

Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are vital for the treatment of a number of acute and chronic medical problems. Identification of donor RBCs that match the prospective recipient who requires transfusion is occasionally difficult, placing the patient at risk if a match is not available. At present no method is available for the generation of […]

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. […]