Held weekly, CBR seminars feature insightful scientific talks, with speakers from a range of clinical, industry and academic backgrounds.

April 20, 2022 update: Starting in June 2022, our CBR summer seminars will be held in a hybrid format in LSC3, from 1PM – 2PM PT!

  • Starting June 2022: CBR seminars will be held in a hybrid format from 1PM – 2PM PT on Wednesdays, in LSC3 and via Zoom.
  • Please contact if you’re interested in attending the speaker talks.
  • Know a speaker, or want to present at a CBR seminar? Contact Dr. Dana Devine ( or Mira Milutinovic (

Select recordings of CBR seminars are available for viewing below and on YouTube.




Date Name Affiliation Title
Abstract Recording
September 1, 2021 Dr. Peter Schubert UBC “netCAD: Canadian Blood Service’s multifunctional Blood4Research facility” Red video icon
September 29, 2021 Dr. Kathryn Melzak Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (formerly) “RBCs stored for transfusions: shape changes, hemolysis pathways, and a marker for storage quality” N/A
October 6, 2021 Dr. Christoph Licht UBC “Translational research in complement-mediated research” Red video icon
October 20, 2021 Dr. Paul Riley Diagnostica Stago Inc. “Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC):
The Critical Role of the Lab”
Red video icon
Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Presentation: October 27, 2021 Dr. Alison McAfee UBC “Causes and consequences of honeybee infertility” Red video icon
December 1, 2021 Dr. Moritz Stolla University of Washington “Cold-stored platelets – Back to the Future?” Red video icon
December 1, 2021 CBR Special Seminar: Dr. Dicken Ko Warren Alpert Medical School
of Brown University
“Reconstructive Transplantation:
A slowly developing paradigm”
February 2, 2022 Dr. Dave Farrell Professor of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University

Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Gamma Diagnostics

“Gamma Fibrinogen and COVID-19; Who Knew?” Red video icon
February 9, 2022 Dr. Jason L. Rasgon Professor of Disease Epidemiology, Pennsylvania State University “CRISPR tool and protocols for non-model systems” N/A
March 30, 2022 Dr. Guinevere Lee Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Weill Cornell Medicine “Do HIV-1 strains matter in the context of cure research?” Red video icon
May 18, 2022 Dr. Steven Drews Associate Director, Canadian Blood Services

Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta

“COVID-19 and immunity: Where are we?” Red video icon
June 1, 2022 McNagny Lab UBC “Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILCs) as novel and potent regulators of inflammatory disease” Red video icon
June 15, 2022 Devine Lab UBC “Exciting research from the Devine Lab” Red video icon
June 22, 2022 Hancock Lab UBC “The Multiple Faces of Sepsis” N/A
June 29, 2022 Côté Lab UBC “Let’s talk about HIV, antiretrovirals, and other chronic/latent viruses that stay with people forever…” N/A
July 6, 2022 Multi-Scale Design Laboratory (Ma Lab) UBC “New technologies to study cell function – Research in the Ma Lab” TBD
July 13, 2022 Kizhakkedathu Lab UBC “Novel bioengineering approaches to improve blood transfusion and preservation of blood products” N/A
July 20, 2022 Conway Lab UBC “Seeking solutions to solve thrombo-inflammatory disorders” N/A
August 3, 2022 Kim Lab UBC “The many faces of filamin A in platelets: From signaling to survival” N/A
August 10, 2022 Karsan Lab UBC “Role of ubiquitin system mutations in AML” TBD