April 20, 2020 update: CBR seminars have gone virtual! Please contact if you’re interested in attending the speaker talks.

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






2020/21 Seminar Series
Date Name Affiliation Title
Abstract Recording
September 16, 2020 Dr. Manoj Paul UBC, Kim Lab “The role of gelsolin in modulating platelet aggregation and secretion” N/A
September 23, 2020 Dr. Alex Leatherdale UBC, Conway-Pryzdial Labs “The role of multimerin 1 (MMRN1) in platelet adhesion and characterization of its interactions with fibrillar collagens” N/A
September 30, 2020 Dr. Sarah Hedtrich UBC, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences “Complex tissue models to study inflammatory and genetic diseases of human epithelia” N/A
October 14, 2020 Dr. Ejaife Agbani University of Calgary “Platelet procoagulant membrane dynamics study: mechanistic insights and clinical translation N/A
October 21, 2020 Dr. Lupe Jaraquemada-Peláez UBC, Orvig Lab

“Design: From the Arts to Radiopharmaceuticals”

Michael John Page Award Ceremony

November 25, 2020 Bronwyn Lyons, Jinhong Hu, Dr. Joshua Jenkins UBC, Strynadka Lab “Structural hybrid methods to probe the Type III Secretion System
of Pathogenic Bacteria”
December 2, 2020 Dr. Maha Othman Queen’s University “Hypercoagulability and Thrombosis Risk: Applications for
December 9, 2020 Dr. David H. Farrell Oregon Health & Science University “Gamma’ Fibrinogen: The Clot Thickens…” N/A
December 16, 2020 Dr. Shannon Jackson

UBC, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine

St. Paul’s Hospital

“The value revolution in health care and why it matters to you” N/A
January 27, 2021 Dr. Heather Hume University of Montreal “Transfusion Medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenge and Controversies” N/A
February 3, 2021 Dr. Jill Johnsen Bloodworks Northwest, University of Washington “Genetics of hemophilia” N/A
March 3, 2021 Dr. Leslie Skeith University of Calgary, the PARTUM Trial “Complement activation and obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome” Red video icon
March 24, 2021 Dr. Qizhen Shi Medical College of Wisconsin, Blood Research Institute “Platelet-specific gene therapy of hemophilia A” N/A
March 31, 2021 Dr. Luisa Arispe Northwestern University “Endothelial-Myeloid Collaborations in Hemostasis” N/A
April 7, 2021 Dr. Krystalyn Hudson Columbia University Medical School “Tolerance and Autoimmunity to Red Blood Cells” Red video icon
April 21, 2021 Dr. Dean Fergusson Ottawa Hospital Research Institute “RBC donor characteristics and impact on recipient mortality” Red video icon
May 5, 2021 Sue Korstad and Marie-Maxime Bergeron Patient Advisory Council, Action on Sepsis Research Cluster “Patient Perspectives on Sepsis and Sepsis Research” Red video icon
May 12, 2021 Dr. Ali Amid BC Children’s Hospital “Hemoglobin Bart’s hydrops Fetalis: A Curious Journey from Fetal Therapy to Adult Care” Red video icon
May 26, 2021 Dr. Jordan Shavit University of Michigan “Utilization of genome editing in zebrafish to model blood disorders and develop therapeutics” N/A
June 2, 2021 Dr. Eun-Ju Lee Weill Cornell Medical College “SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and Immune Thrombocytopenia” N/A
June 9, 2021 Dr. Simon Stanworth Oxford University “Should I still be interested in clinical research into the appropriate and safe use of blood components?” Red video icon
June 16, 2021 Conway Lab UBC “Travels Through the Conway lab: Fat, Clots and Biocompatible Surfaces” N/A
June 23, 2021 Ma Lab (Multi-Scale Design Laboratory) UBC “New Technologies for Medicine and Biology: Red Blood Cells, NETs, and Finding Rare Sperm” Red video icon
June 30, 2021 Devine Lab UBC “Transfusion Medicine: Using Data to Change Policy and Practice” Red video icon
July 7, 2021 Cheung Lab (Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Lab) UBC “Organs-on-Chip: Design Considerations and Applications” Red video icon
July 14, 2021 Kizhakkedathu Lab UBC “Exploiting Multivalency in the Design of Multifunctional Polymers as Therapeutics” N/A
July 21, 2021 Pryzdial Lab UBC “Multifunctional Clotting Factors in Fibrinolysis and Virus Infection” Red video icon
July 28, 2021 Scott Lab UBC TBA TBA TBA
August 4, 2021 Karsan Lab (Angela Mo) UBC “Elucidating the mechanisms of leukemogenesis driven by FBXO11 loss” TBA TBA