Profiles

Dr. Dana Devine wins the CSTM ORTHO award

Dr. Dana Devine wins the CSTM ORTHO award

Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine (CSTM) ORTHO award recognized Dr. Devine for her longstanding research career in blood products, transfusion medicine, platelet biology, complement biochemistry, and coagulation.

Dr. Strynadka elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society

Dr. Strynadka elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society

Dr. Strynadka’s agenda-setting dissection of the membrane assemblies involved in infection, virulence and bacterial cell wall synthesis is having major impact in the development of therapeutic agents; both antibiotics and vaccines.

Dr. Rafi Chapanian – Reflections of a Postdoc

Dr. Rafi Chapanian – Reflections of a Postdoc

Dr. Rafi Chapanian has recently joined Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc. as a Staff Scientist. Eupraxia is a Vancouver based company dedicated to providing best-in-class treatment for some of the most prevalent diseases in the Western world, including arthritis and chronic pain. Coming from a Material Science and Engineering background, completing a postdoctorate at CBR had a […]

Michael Yuchi receives the 2014 Michael John Page PDF Award

Michael Yuchi receives the 2014 Michael John Page PDF Award

On Friday, October 17, 2014, at a well-attended ceremony at the Life Sciences Centre at UBC, the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) presented the Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award to Dr. Michael Yuchi. Michael Yuchi was born in China, starting his science career at Fudan University, […]

Anna Sinova joins the CBR as the Education Program Coordinator

Anna Sinova joins the CBR as the Education Program Coordinator

As you all know, a major objective of the CBR is to enhance educational and research opportunities for all of its members. To achieve that end, we are fortunate in having been able to recruit Anna Sinova to the position of Education Program Coordinator for the CBR. Anna is a UBC Science graduate with strong […]

Jasmine Hamilton – a Global Health Fellow

Jasmine Hamilton – a Global Health Fellow

Jasmine Hamilton, a PhD candidate in Dr. Jay Kizhakkedathu’s lab at the CBR, was accepted into Duke University’s prestigious Global Health Fellowship Program this summer. The CBR was pleased to help support Jasmine. Following is her report of this remarkable experience. “The CBR travel scholarship allowed me to build my knowledge and experience in Global […]

Sung-Hye Grieco’s stay at the CBR

Sung-Hye Grieco’s stay at the CBR

Sung-Hye began her position as the Center for Blood Research (CBR) fermentation facility manager in September of 2006 when the facility opened at the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) building. She designed and constructed the facility with the help of UBC Plant Ops as well as the Workshop Facility at LSI. In total, she installed seven […]

Hemophilia is for Girls! Ryanne tells her story

Hemophilia is for Girls! Ryanne tells her story

Since Hemophilias A and B are bleeding disorders carried by females and manifest in males, we don’t often think of women suffering from hemophilia. However, Ryanne Radford is a young woman with severe hemophilia due to severe factor V deficiency. Ryanne was kind enough to tell Ed Conway, the Director of the CBR, her story […]

An Interview with Gerd Prehna

An Interview with Gerd Prehna

I sat down with Gerd Prehna about his time at the CBR. Question & Answer (Brandy & Gerd) B: Where are you from originally? G: New York, I moved to Vancouver in 2007 B: So you moved to Vancouver for the position with Natalie’s lab? G: Yes, the job is what brought me to Vancouver. […]