All CBR Seminars are held from 1-2pm 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 Mira Milutinovic, Office Manager at

Link to Live Online Seminar

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).

2019/20 Seminar Series
Date Name Affiliation Title
Abstract Host
September 11, 2019 Dr. Paul S. Frenette Albert Einstein College of Medicine “Neutrophils, stress and sickle cell disease” Scott
September 25, 2019 Dr. Ze Zheng Columbia University Irving Medical Centre “Hepatocyte tPA: From Liver to Blood and Beyond” Conway
October 16, 2019 Dr. Eric Mullins Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre “Should I Stay or Should I Go: Fibrin(ogen) and Fibrinolysis
in Neuroinflammation”
November 6, 2019 Dr. Doug Cines University of Pennsylvania “Defensins: Link between innate immunity, atherosclerosis and thrombosis” Kim
January 8, 2020 Dr. Kevin Hay BC Cancer Research Centre “CAR-T cell therapy: the experience and the road ahead” Conway
January 15, 2020 Dr. James Luyendyk College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU “Mechanisms linking blood coagulation to liver injury and
January 29, 2020 Dr. Lubica Rauova University of Pennsylvania “Heparin induced thrombocytopenia – therapeutic strategies alternative to anticoagulation.” Kizhakkedathu
February 5, 2020 Dr. Andrew Shih Vancouver General Hospital “What We Don’t Know About Massive Transfusion” Conway
February 12, 2020 Dr. Gary Gilbert Harvard Medical School  “Tales of factor VIII inhibitor antibodies: unexpected modulations by platelets and endothelial cells.” Conway
February 19, 2020 Dr. Timothy Nichols UNC School of Medicine “Novel Preclinical Approaches to Hemophilia A Complicated by Inhibitors” Kastrup
February 27, 2020 Dr. Sergio Martinez-Høyer Erasmus Medical Centre “Functional genomics in the pathogenesis of del(5q) myelodysplastic syndromes” Kastrup/Karsan
March 4, 2020 Dr. Colin Kretz McMaster University “High Throughput Protease Profiling to Investigate the Regulation of the Metalloprotease ADAMTS13” Conway
May 6, 2020 Dr. Kostas Pantopoulos McGill University Kizhakkedathu
May 13, 2020 Dr. Eric Boilard Laval University (Université Laval) Kim