All CBR Seminars are held from 12-1pm at the following location (unless otherwise stated):

Room LSC3
Life Sciences Centre at UBC Point Grey Campus
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3

If you would like to arrange a meeting with one of our speakers, please contact Hana Kim, Office Manager at

Link to Live Online Seminar

For those who cannot attend, we will be live streaming our weekly seminar series at the following link:  Note that if you are using an iPhone/iPad/Android device, you will be prompted to download the Skype for Business app and then join again.  There is no need to have an account.  Please ensure that you have disabled video and microphone throughout the session, and use a wired Internet connection whenever possible.  If you are experiencing audio or visual issues, you may need to switch to a wired internet connection, close the meeting, and then rejoin the meeting.

*Participation in the CBR Seminar Webcast is left to the discretion of each speaker.  As a result, some presentations may not be available for webcast.

Career Lunches

Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students at the CBR are encouraged to join seminar series speakers for lunch.  The CBR will cover the cost of lunch.  To encourage engagement we would ask that lunches are limited to 6 people (including speaker).

2018/19 Seminar Series
Date Name Affiliation Title
Abstract Host
September 4, 2018 Dr. Anand Krishan Faculty of Dentistry, University of Alberta “Tumor suppressors as critical targets for peripheral nerve regeneration”   Kim
September 26 Dr. Sheila Teves Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC “Transcriptional memory through the cell cycle”   Kim
October 3 Dr. Fabio Rossi Department of Medical Genetics, Biomedical Research Centre, UBC “Mesenchymal progenitors direct the damage response orchestra: pathogenic roles and therapeutic opportunities in congenital and ischemic cardiac disease.” Kim
October 10 Dr. Mary Underwood Haemostasis and Thrombosis Department, Imperial College London “ADAMTS13 deficiency in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura” Kim
October 17 Dr. Jennifer Grant Karsan Lab, BC Cancer Agency, UBC “Loss of miR-146a links inflammation, aging, and myeloid malignancy” Foster
October 24 Dr. Elizabeth M. Simpson Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at
BC Children’s Hospital, UBC
“CRISPR for Gene Therapy and Novel Mouse Models” Kim
October 31 Dr. Pamela Hoodless UBC Department of Medical Genetics, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer “Coordination of epigenetic and transcriptional networks in liver development” Kim
November 7 Dr. Margaret Rand Division of Haematology/ Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children “The Procoagulant Platelet:  Dead or Alive … or Undead?” Kim
November 14 Dr. Neale Ridgway Depts. of Pediatrics, and
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Atlantic Research Centre, Dalhousie University
“Regulation of lipid homeostasis by a nuclear-localized phosphatidylcholine biosynthetic enzyme” Loewen
December 5 Dr. Jugpal S. Arneja Division of Plastic Surgery, UBC “Management of Vascular Anomalies: Lessons Learned & Ongoing Challenges” Butler
December 12 Dr. Ashutosh Chilkoti Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University “Molecular Engineering of Macromolecular Therapeutics” Abbina
January 9, 2019 Dr. Scott Diamond The Penn Center for Molecular Discovery “Multiscale analysis of blood using microfluidics and high dimensional phenotyping” Kastrup
January 17 @ 2pm; MSL 102 Dr. Muhammad Yousaf York University “Rewiring Cell Surfaces with click chemistry for applications in cell biology and tissue engineering” Kizhakkedathu
January 23 Dr. Philipp Lange Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC “BRAvE – A proteogenomics platform for personalized treatment stratification in bone marrow involved childhood cancer” Kim
January 30 Dr. Lisa Osborne Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UBC “Genetic and environmental influences on immunity and inflammation” Kim
February 6 Dr. David Sweet Faculty of Dentistry, UBC “An Introduction to Forensic Science Scholarship” Kim
February 20 UBC Sickle Cell Project student team Faculty of Medicine, UBC “The Assessment and Sustainable Management of Sickle Cell Disease in the Indigenous Tharu Population of Nepal” Conway
February 27 Dr. William Sheffield Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University “Proagulant and Coagulant Strategies in Mouse Models” Pryzdial
March 6 Dr. Dmitri Simberg Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado “The 99%: Mechanisms of Immune Clearance of Nanomaterials after Systematic Administration” Abbina
March 13
March 20 Dr. Yajaira Suarez Comparative Medicine and Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine “Macrophage miR-21, Yin Yang in Cancer and Atherosclerosis” Conway
March 27 Dr. Eleanor Fish Department of Immunology, University of Toronto “Global Outbreaks: Interferons as 1st Responders” Kim
March 28 Dr. James Whisstock Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute Structural Studies of Macrophage Immune Effectors Using Cryo-EM Overall
April 10 Dr. Chris McCulloch Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto “Role of Flightless I in Remodeling of the Extracellular Matrix” Kim
April 17 Dr. Michael Underhill Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, UBC “Mesenchymal Progenitors in Health and Disease” Kim
April 24 Dr. Gavin Y. Oudit Department of Medicine, University of Alberta “Pathophysiology of Iron-Overload Cardiomyopathy: Role of Resveratrol and Amlodipine as Novel Therapies” Abbina
May 1 Dr. James Johnson Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, UBC “Hyperinsulinemia as a Causal Factor in Insulin Resistance, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Aging and Cancer” Kim
May 15 Dr. David Gailani Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University “The Kallikrein-Kinin System – Activation and Regulation” Kastrup
May 22 Dr. Florian Kuchenbauer BC Cancer Agency Research Centre “The Secret Powers of Noncoding RNAs in Malignant Hematopoiesis” Scott
May 29