Profiles

Professor Donald Metcalf – A tribute to the legend (26 February 1929 – 15 December 2014)

Professor Donald Metcalf – A tribute to the legend (26 February 1929 – 15 December 2014)

Dr. Donald Metcalf, The Father of Modern Hematology, was a titan of his field, studying the production of blood cells, cell survival, suppressors of cell signalling, and stem cells.

“Learn by Doing”: Mutual Gains of Mentorship

“Learn by Doing”: Mutual Gains of Mentorship

Abhinav Ajaykumar, a PhD Student in Helene Cote’s Lab, was excited to discuss his experience of serving as a mentor to Sunny Park and Tea Yates, two Grade 10 students from the Prince of Wales Mini School, Vancouver.

Dr. Scott Modifies Red Blood Cells to Make Transfusion Possible in Patients with Rare Blood Types

Dr. Scott Modifies Red Blood Cells to Make Transfusion Possible in Patients with Rare Blood Types

When a person is in dire need of blood, a blood transfusion seems like a simple solution. A donor donates blood, and eventually a patient in need receives it. Yet, in reality this life-saving medical procedure, as safe as it may be, is not that simple.

UBC 3MT Runner-Up Calls for More Science Communications

UBC 3MT Runner-Up Calls for More Science Communications

Diana Canals never liked public speaking. “I panic, I get really stressed out, and I can’t sleep for days leading up to it.” As the runner-up prize winner of the UBC Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final competition held on March 10, the young researcher has certainly changed for the better.

Interview with a High School Student: Experience in a CBR Lab

Interview with a High School Student: Experience in a CBR Lab

Megan is a grade 10 high school student, participating in a science enrichment program. She was placed in Ross MacGillivray’s lab in the CBR and here, she talked about her experience and thoughts on life in the lab.

CBR Members Help Build an Accepting, Empowered and Supportive Community

CBR Members Help Build an Accepting, Empowered and Supportive Community

Deb Chen’s, a PhD Candidate in Dr. Devine’s lab and front-line volunteer with the Vancouver Crisis Centre, is raising funds for her Scotiabank Half Marathon Run, to combat mental illness.

Discovering Potential Treatments for Age-related Blindness

Discovering Potential Treatments for Age-related Blindness

Losing the ability to see a loved one’s face clearly, or use a computer or cell phone is probably unthinkable to most of us. However, this is the frightening reality for those suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among those over 50 in developed countries.

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Killing us with Sweetness: Understanding the Role of Protein Glycosylation in Bacteria-related Sepsis

A. baumannii infections cause ventilator-associated pneumonia and wound infections, leading to life-threatening bacteremia/sepsis. How does it resist the host’s immunological response?

Q & A with Ed and Ed

Q & A with Ed and Ed

Last week, a budding reporter and Conway Lab Manager, Victor Lei sat down with CBR’s Director Ed Conway and CBR Associate Director Ed Pryzdial to talk about the 9th annual Earl Davie Symposium.

Dentist with a Lab Coat

Dentist with a Lab Coat

On a cold Monday morning, nearly a million health-care providers in Canada are going to see patients. A small number of them, less than one in 200, also work as a scientist. Dr. Hugh Kim of the Centre for Blood Research is one of the newest clinician-scientists in British Columbia.