CBR Members Receive Prestigious CIHR Awards

All levels of researchers at the Centre for Blood Research, UBC, have received CIHR awards in the 2016-2017 cycle.

Principal Investigators

Dr. Jay Kizhakkedathu

CIHR Project Grant: $918,000 over 5 years

“Next Generation Antithrombotics: Safer Inhibitors for Thrombosis that Targets Procoagulant Polyanions”

Co-investigators: Dr. Edward M Conway and Dr. Charles Haynes


Dr. Robert Hancock

CIHR Project Grant: $100,000 over 1 year

“Pseudomonas aeruginosa: complex adaptations and adaptive resistance”


Dr. Hugh Kim

CIHR Catalyst Grant, Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis: $100,000 over 1 year

“Targeting platelet-specific molecules in periodontal disease”

Graduate Students

Patrick Coulombe, Dr. Aly Karsan Lab

Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships

“Transcriptional Role of Meis1 in Regulating Endothelial-to-Hematopoietic Transition”

Anthony Hsieh, Dr. Helene Cote Lab

CIHR Doctoral Research Award in Drug Safety and Effectiveness

“The effects of chronic HIV infection and antiretrovirals on cellular aging and mitochondrial health in immune cell subsets”

Undergraduate Students

Olivia Bulka, Dr. Chris Overall Lab

CIHR Summer Studentship Award,
Institute Community Support

“Expanding the degradome of matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MMP1) using N-terminomics”


Calvin Biddle, Dr. Hugh Kim Lab

CIHR Summer Studentship Award,
Institute Community Support

“Platelet signaling in the periodontium”


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