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, 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

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.

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).

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
November 21 Dr. Lisa Osborne Kim
November 28
December 5 Dr. Jugpal S. Arneja Butler
December 12 Dr. Ashutosh Chilkoti Abbina
January 9, 2019 Dr. Scott Diamond Kastrup
January 16 Dr. Colin Ross Kim
January 23 Dr. Philipp Lange Kim
January 30
February 6 Dr. David Sweet Faculty of Dentistry, UBC Kim
February 13
February 20
February 27
March 6 Dr. Dmitri Simberg Abbina
March 13 Dr. Georges Rivard Conway
March 20 Dr. Yajaira Suarez Conway
March 27 Dr. Eleanor Fish Kim
April 10 Dr. Chris McCulloch Kim
April 17 Dr. Michael Underhill Kim
April 24
May 1 Dr. James Johnson Kim
May 8
May 15
May 22
May 29