Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu Receives Faculty Research Award

Dr. Jay Kizhakkedathu is a Professor and researcher in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, an Associate Member with the Department of Chemistry, and a member of the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His research focuses on the themes of macromolecular therapeutics, cell-surface engineering, proteomic reagents, and blood-compatible surfaces and devices. Dr. Kizhakkedathu has recently been awarded the 2017 UBC Killam Research Prize, which recognizes outstanding research and scholarly contributions to a variety of fields. Dr. Kizhakkedathu will receive this honour at an awards reception, held on April 17, 2018 in the Chan Centre at UBC.

Dr. Kizhakkedathu

The UBC Killam Research Prizes are awarded on an annual basis to full-time faculty researchers who demonstrate excellence in their fields. Five awards are available in the area of Arts and Humanities, and five are reserved for Applied Science and Medicine. Faculty members are nominated for awards by two to three tenure track faculty members who illustrate how candidates have impacted their research fields.


In addition to the Killam Research Award, Dr. Kizhakkedathu received the UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award in 2013, was recognized as a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar in 2011, and received the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Excellence in Research and Discovery Award in 2011. Dr. Kizhakkedathu was also honoured with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator award in 2005. His research has been published in numerous science journals, including Science Translational Medicine, Nature Materials, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Communications, Blood, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Biomaterials, and many others.

Congratulations to Dr. Kizhakkedathu on receiving this prestigious award!


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