SeminarsAll 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, V6T1Z3


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: We use Adobe Connect web conferencing to broadcast our seminars online. Please ensure that you have the most recent version of Flash Player.

Career Lunches

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

2016/17 Seminar Series​

2016/17 Seminar Series
Date Name Affiliation Title Abstract Host
September 15 Dr. Darrel W. Stafford UNC Department of Biology

“Enzymes of the Vitamin K Cycle”


 pdf icon Pryzdial
September 28 Dr. Matthew Rondina University of Utah Department of Medicine  “Platelets: Sentinels and Effectors during Pathogen Invasion”  pdf icon Pryzdial
October 5 Dr. Paul Kubes University of Calgary Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology “Platelets neutrophils and NETs in infection and inflammation” pdf icon McNagny
October 12 Dr. Paul O’Shea University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences “Dissecting the Blood Interactome ;  basic molecular physiology towards redefining complex diseases”  pdf icon Conway
October 26 Dr. Miranda Grounds University of Western Australia School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology

“Skeletal muscle mass: impact of growth, aging and disease


 pdf icon  Overall
November 2 Dr. John Morser Stanford University School of Medicine  “Role of carboxypeptidase B2 (TAFI)”  pdf icon Conway
November 30 Dr. Keith Neeves Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines  “Reinventinng the Wheel: Magnetically propelled
microwheels for rapid fibrinolysis”
pdf icon  Kastrup
December 14
(MSL 102 – 2185 East Mall, Vancouver)
Dr. Haeshin Lee Department of Chemistry
Director, Center for Nature-inspired Technology
“Mussel-inspired Self-Sealing Adhesive Biomaterials”  pdf icon   Kastrup
January 4, 2017 Dr. Jessica Kalra BC Cancer Research Centre

“Developing circRNA signatures as a biomarker for the early diagnosis of Pancreatic Carcinoma”


 pdf icon Pryzdial
January 18 Dr. Kellie Machlus Harvard Medical School

“Molecular mechanisms of proplatelet formation”


 pdf icon  Conway
February 1 Dr. Michael Gordon University of British Columbia “Neural circuit mechanisms underlying taste and hunger integration in Drosophila.”  pdf icon Kim
March 1 Dr. Philip Tsao Stanford School of Medicine “Molecular and Biomechanical Mechanisms of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Disease”  pdf icon Conway
March 8 Dr. Russ Algar University of British Columbia Department of Chemistry “The Small Matter of Bioanalysis: Adventures at Less Than 10 nm with Fluorescent Nanoparticles and/or FRET”  pdf icon Kizhakkedathu
March 15 Dr. Karin Hoffmeister Blood Centre of Wisconsin “Hematopoiesis: The need of glycans to control a complex system”  pdf icon Kim
March 22 Dr. Mari DeMarco Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC “Adapting Proteomics for Patient Care”  pdf icon Pryzdial
March 29 Dr. Honglin Luo
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine,
“The dual nature of enteroviruses: from heart disease to oncolytic virotherapy”  pdf icon Pryzdial
April 12 Dr. Janel Kopp Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, UBC “Impact of cellular origin on pancreatic cancer initiation and development”  pdf icon  Kim
April 26 Dr. Joy Richman Cell and Developmental Biology, UBC “Rare diseases: Using the chicken embryo to functionally validate the effects of rare human mutations on morphogenesis”  pdf icon  Kim
May 3 Dr. Neora Pick Infectious Diseases Division, UBC “Hepatitis C- from discovery to Cure”  pdf icon  Conway
May 10 Dr. Eric Jan Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC “Alternative reading frame selection directed by a viral internal ribosome entry site”  pdf icon Kim
May 24 Dr. Christian Naus Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, UBC “Gap junctions and stroke: an open and shut case?” Conway


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