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UBC researcher gets $3m for development of credit-card-sized biomedical sensor Business in Vancouver Dr. Karen Cheung, Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Lab July 27
Bees Ejaculating Themselves to Death in Heat Waves: Viral Story Explained Newsweek Dr. Alison McAfee, Foster Lab July 19
GlycoNet startup, ABOzymes, completes seed financing round to fund development of technology to enable universal organ transplants and blood transfusions GlycoNet Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, Kizhakkedathu Lab July 12
'Devastating disease' that impacts young children could be treated with cancer drug: B.C. research CTV News Dr. Fabio Rossi, Dr. Farshad Babaeijandaghi, Rossi Lab July 7
2022 UBC Department of Medicine Faculty & Staff Award Recipients UBC Department of Medicine Dr. Agnes Lee June
UBC Science STAIR Grants 2022 UBC Science Dr. Leonard Foster

Dr. Hongshen Ma

Dr. Chris Overall

June
2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, Kizhakkedathu Lab June 27
More than $3.9m awarded to faculty of medicine researchers through 2022 NSERC programs UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. Leonard Foster, Foster Lab June 23
Dr. Alison McAfee receives L’Oreal Rising Talents Award UBC Michael Smith Laboratories Dr. Alison McAfee, Foster Lab June 17
Justin Trudeau tests positive for COVID-19 for 2nd time Global News Dr. Kelly McNagny, McNagny Lab June 13
Interdisciplinary teams awarded funding for innovative health research UBC Health Dr. Kelly McNagny, Dr. Michael Hughes, Kristin Li & Yasmin Lau, McNagny Lab

Dr. Fabio Rossi & Dr. Marine Theret, Rossi Lab

June 21
Science writing behind the scenes Canadian Blood Services's Research. Education. Discovery. (R.E.D.) Blog Alexandra Witt, Pryzdial Lab June 9
Dr. Dana Devine elected BEST President, effective Sept 2022 Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative Dr. Dana Devine, Devine Lab June 2
Norman Bethune Symposium 2022 – trainee reports Canadian Blood Services's Research. Education. Discovery. (R.E.D.) Blog Alexandra Witt, Pryzdial Lab June 2
Science writing behind the scenes: An interview with the winner of the Canadian Blood Services Lay Writing Competition Science Borealis Alexandra Witt, Pryzdial Lab May 30
UBC Medicine community members recognized for advancing B.C. as a global leader in clinical trials CityNews Vancouver Dr. Robert McMaster May 24
Omicron COVID-19 variant likely to re-infect ‘over and over again,’ experts say Global News Dr. Kelly McNagny, McNagny Lab May 22
Vancouver West End rooftop home to hives to help local bee population CityNews Vancouver Dr. Leonard Foster, Foster Lab May 20
Les vagues de chaleur extrême menacent la fertilité des abeilles et provoquent leur mort subite The Conversation Canada (French) Dr. Alison McAfee, Foster Lab May 19
Dr. Leonard Foster receives Tony Pawson Proteomics award UBC Life Sciences Institute Dr. Leonard Foster, Foster Lab May 18
New UBC Immunotherapeutics Research Excellence Cluster launches UBC Life Sciences Institute Dr. Kelly McNagny, McNagny Lab May 16
COVID-19: UBC research shows how blood tests can predict patient outcomes Vancouver Sun, The Province, Edmonton Journal Dr. Kelly McNagny, McNagny Lab May 14
B.C. researchers launching clinical trial for first genetically engineered stem cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes UBC Medicine News Dr. Robert McMaster May 12
Predicting Patient Response to Cancer Immunotherapy with Neoantigens BC Genome Sciences Centre Tammy Lau & Dr. Aly Karsan, Karsan Lab May 9
UBC Finds 'Silver Bullet' That Kills Bacteria & Can Stop Patients Getting These Infections Narcity News Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, Kizhakkedathu Lab May 3
UBC researchers discover 'silver bullet' for protecting medical devices from infection CTV News Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, Kizhakkedathu Lab May 2
Researchers develop silver coating to keep medical devices free of bacteria Hindustan Times Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, Kizhakkedathu Lab May 1
Action on Sepsis Podcast: Series 2, Episode 3 - Andy An - Post-Sepsis Syndrome Action on Sepsis Andy An, Hancock Lab April 25
Blood ties: Dr. Aggie Lee’s serendipitous journey into hematology Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) Dr. Agnes Lee April 20
The Business of Fake Martian Dirt Is Blasting Off Daily Beast Dr. Christian Kastrup, Kastrup Lab April 16
Investigating envelope viruses: Tissue factor clotting research earns a first-ranked CIHR Project Grant Canadian Blood Services's Research.Education.Discovery (R.E.D.) blog Dr. Ed Pryzdial, Pryzdial Lab April 14
Dr. Leonard Foster receives 2022 Distinguished Service Award from Youth Science Canada UBC Life Sciences Institute Dr. Leonard Foster, Foster Lab April 13
Winners of the Three Minute Thesis Competition UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Mopelola Akinlaja, Foster Lab

Nicolas Pereyra, Devine Lab

March 31
Genome BC’s Pilot Innovation Fund offers investment and provides mentorship Genome BC Dr. Karen Cheung, Dr. Leonard Foster, Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

 

Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Laboratory, Foster Lab, Kizhakkedathu Lab

March 31
Honey bee colony collapse could mean food insecurity Genome BC Dr. Leonard Foster

Foster Lab

March 16
B.C. biotech companies vie to create cheap psilocybin Business in Vancouver Dr. Bob Hancock

Hancock Lab

March 9
Male honeybees can't handle heat, cold stress like females can Weather Network Dr. Alison McAfee

Foster Lab

March 6
Exploring the Côté Lab BCC3 Study Shayda Swann, Tetiana Povshedna, Nancy Yang, Loulou Cai, Marie-Soleil Smith

Côté Lab

March 14
Searching for the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Tissue Repair Research2Reality Dr. Kelly McNagny

McNagny Lab

March 1
Bees explosively ejaculate to death during heatwaves Daily Mail UK Dr. Alison McAfee

Foster Lab

February 24
Vancouver discovery will make 'Magic Mushroom' mental health care cheaper Financial Post Dr. Bob Hancock

Hancock Lab

February 23
BC heat waves threaten survival of bee colonies Beyond UBC Dr. Alison McAfee

Foster Lab

February 22
New role for TIRAP protein in the bone marrow microenvironment and preleukemic syndromes BC Genome Sciences Centre Dr. Aly Karsan, Aparna Gopal

Karsan Lab

February 22
New milestone toward universal blood type organs for transplant UBC Medicine Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

Kizhakkedathu Lab

February 16
A ‘Dream Come True’ for Puzzle Lovers Research2Reality Dr. Kelly McNagny

McNagny Lab

February 8
Could artificial intelligence help people survive one of the world's deadliest diseases? Victoria Times Colonist Dr. Bob Hancock

Hancock Lab

January 24
Major scientific and clinical milestones in differentiation therapy for myeloid malignancies BC Cancer Research Institute Dr. Ryan Stubbins, Dr. Aly Karsan

Karsan Lab

January 20
UBC researchers lead $24 million project to treat spinal cord injury UBC News Dr. Karen Cheung

Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Laboratory

January 12
VIDEO: UBC Applied Science researchers lead $24 million project to treat spinal cord injury UBC Applied Science Dr. Karen Cheung

Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Laboratory

January 12
Artificial intelligence used to detect sepsis quicker, 'dramatically' reducing risk of death: B.C. research CTV News Dr. Bob Hancock, Arjun Baghela

Hancock Lab

January 11
AI used to rapidly detect sepsis 980 CKNW Jill Bennett Show Dr. Bob Hancock

Hancock Lab

January 10
Machine learning and AI used to rapidly detect sepsis, cutting risk of death dramatically UBC News Dr. Bob Hancock, Arjun Baghela January 10

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SBME Interfaces with Dr. Karen Cheung UBC School of Biomedical Engineering Dr. Karen Cheung

Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Laboratory

December 8
Testing the water before taking the plunge UBC Faculty of Medicine Giving Walid AlChamaa

Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Laboratory

November 27
Dr. Alison McAfee awarded L’Oréal-UNESCO 2021 Excellence in Research Fellowship Michael Smith Laboratories Dr. Alison McAfee

Foster Lab

November 21
Developing new drugs for superbugs like MRSA Canadian Light Source Dr. Sean Workman, Dr. Natalie Strynadka

Strynadka Lab

November 17
Kelly McNagny awarded national mentorship award for 2021 UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. Kelly McNagny, Dr. Michael Hughes

McNagny Lab

November 3
ECE Student Perspectives: Eric Cheng, SFU I2I Venture Pitch Winner UBC Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Eric Cheng

Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Laboratory

November
Dr. Dana Devine assumes presidency of Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies Canadian Blood Services Dr. Dana Devine

Devine Lab

October 27
RNA-seq is the best available tool to personalize treatment for patients with acute myeloid leukemia, study finds Terry Fox Research Institute Dr. Aly Karsan

Karsan Lab

October 23
UBC study shows cancer drug may help with Alzheimer’s symptoms Global News Morning BC Dr. Chaahat Singh

Jefferies Lab

October 6
Cancer drug restores blood-brain barrier to reverse Alzheimer's in mice New Atlas Dr. Wilfred Jefferies, Dr. Chaahat Singh

Jefferies Lab

October 5
A sweet ‘camo jacket’ for transplant organs Chemical Institute of Canada Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, Daniel Luo, Dr. Erika Siren (alum)

Kizhakkedathu Lab

September 23
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: Dr. Bhav Dhillon UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology Dr. Bhavjinder (Bhav) Kaur Dhillon

Hancock Lab

September 22
World Sepsis Day: Raising Awareness of a Global Health Crisis UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology Dr. Bob Hancock, Andy An

Hancock Lab

September 10
Our Campus: Dr. Leonard Foster is researching a way to develop a more targeted vaccine for COVID-19 The Ubyssey Dr. Leonard Foster, Foster Lab September 2
Novel Coating Might Curb Organ Transplant Rejection HospiMedica Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, Daniel Luo, Dr. Erika Siren (alum)

Kizhakkedathu Lab

August 31
Immunocompromised British Columbians not yet offered 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose CTV News Dr. Kelly McNagny

McNagny Lab

August 17
Polymer-mediated "immunocloaking" - A new paradigm for combating transplant rejection? BioWorld Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, Daniel Luo, Dr. Erika Siren (alum)

Kizhakkedathu Lab

August 16
Vancouver Canucks 'exploring the possibility' of requiring vaccine proof for entry to local games CTV News Dr. Kelly McNagny

McNagny Lab

August 12
Blood vessel coating could make anti-rejection drugs unnecessary New Atlas Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, Daniel Luo, Dr. Erika Siren (alum)

Kizhakkedathu Lab

August 10
Meet Evelyn Sun, M&I's Newest Lecturer! UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology Dr. Evelyn Sun (alum)

Hancock Lab

August 10
B.C. researchers discover way to reduce organ rejection following a transplant Vancouver Sun Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, Daniel Luo, Dr. Erika Siren (alum)

Kizhakkedathu Lab

August 9
'It makes sense': Immunologist wants B.C. to follow Quebec on vaccine passports CTV News Dr. Kelly McNagny

McNagny Lab

August 5
SBME Internal Awards: Dr. Karen Cheung UBC School of Biomedical Engineering Dr. Karen Cheung

Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Laboratory

August 5
SBME Interfaces with Kelly McNagny and Fabio Rossi UBC School of Biomedical Engineering Dr. Kelly McNagny, McNagny Lab

Dr. Fabio Rossi, Rossi Lab

July 28
Use of Treatment-Focused Tumor Sequencing to Screen for Germline Cancer Predisposition Science in the City Tammy Lau & Dr. Aly Karsan, Karsan Lab July 26
Faculty of medicine students and researchers awarded Vanier Scholarships and Banting Fellowships UBC Faculty of Medicine Shayda Swann, Côté Lab July 16
Faculty members honoured at the Academic and Emeriti Recognition Ceremonies UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. John Wu

Dr. Michael Barnett

July 6
M&I Alumni César de la Fuente Wins 2021 CSM Thermo Fisher Scientific Award UBC Microbiology & Immunology Dr. César de la Fuente, Hancock Lab June 29
2021/22 Killam Doctoral Scholarship Recipients Announced UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Andy An, Hancock Lab

Calem Kenward, Strynadka Lab

Marie-Soleil Smith, Côté Lab

June 18
The future is now: UBC medical-grown marvels — First Aid for Astronauts UBC TREK Magazine Dr. Christian Kastrup, Lih Jiin Juang

Kastrup Lab

June 18
The future is now: UBC medical-grown marvels — Blood for Every Emergency UBC TREK Magazine Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

Kizhakkedathu Lab

June 18
Blue & Goldcast profiles researchers’ new platform technology and biosensor and its use as a COVID-19 diagnostic tool UBC Life Sciences Institute Dr. Karen Cheung

Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Laboratory

June 10
Blue and Goldcast Episode 22: A new COVID-19 diagnostic tool UBC Office of the President Dr. Karen Cheung

Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Laboratory

June 4
Faculty of Medicine researchers receive funding to develop therapeutic approach for inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

Kizhakkedathu Lab

June 14
A 2nd dose of AstraZeneca, or mix and match? Advice from B.C. immunologists BC CTV News Dr. Kelly McNagny

McNagny Lab

June 1
CryoEM Structure of the Antibacterial Target PBP1b at 3.3 Å Resolution Science in the City Dr. Nathanael Caveney , Dr. Sean Workman, and Dr. Claire Atkinson

Strynadka Lab

May 31
COVID-19 research initiatives at UBC among those funded by first-time partnership UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. Robert McMaster May 21
A novel transcriptome-based clinical assay allows for improved risk group stratification of acute myeloid leukemia patients BC Cancer Research Institute & Genome Sciences Centre Dr. Aly Karsan and Dr. T. Roderick Docking

Karsan Lab

May 3
CD248 Enhances Tissue Factor (TF) Procoagulant Function, Promoting Arterial and Venous Thrombosis in Mouse Models Science in the City Dr. Piyush Kapopara and Dr. Ed Conway

Conway Lab

April 27
Combining two kinds of COVID-19 vaccine 'should work quite well': expert News 1130 Dr. Kelly McNagny

McNagny Lab

April 26
New Brunswick man reflects one year after a COVID-19 diagnosis for his entire family Global News Dr. Dana Devine

Devine Lab

April 23
New data about SARS-CoV-2 virus functions could aid in treatment designs Phys.org Dr. Natalie Strynadka, Dr. Jaeyong Lee, and Dr. Liam Worrall

Strynadka Lab

April 7
COVID-19: Hints of increased severity of variant disease not evidence enough for B.C. authorities Vancouver Sun Dr. Leonard Foster

Foster Lab

February 24
Exploring the mysteries of ‘a beautiful system’ Canadian Blood Services Dr. Ed Pryzdial

Pryzdial Lab

February 22
Dr. Natalie Strynadka at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 with two Rapid Response Grants focusing on potential treatments UBC Life Sciences Institute Dr. Natalie Strynadka

Strynadka Lab

February 11
Human Organoid Biofilm Model for Assessing Antibiofilm Activity of Novel Agents Science in the City Dr. Bob Hancock

Hancock Lab

February 8
Experts hope new Eyam–UBC licensing agreement will allow for more affordable COVID-19 vaccine candidates The Ubyssey Dr. Wilfred Jefferies

Jefferies Lab

January 22
Chief scientist Dr. Dana Devine takes on directorship at Centre for Blood Research Canadian Blood Services Dr. Dana Devine

Devine Lab

January 18
New Study Sheds Light on the Reproductive Lives of Honey Bees The Science Times Dr. Alison McAfee

Foster Lab

January 14

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Canadian Blood Services seeking convalescent plasma from those who’ve had COVID-19 Global News Dr. Dana Devine

Devine Lab

December 24
Leonard Foster, Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Dr. Leonard Foster

Foster Lab

December 9
Mapping the Human Proteome: A Conversation With Professor Chris Overall Technology Networks Dr. Chris Overall

Overall Lab

December 1
Nurturing New Science Skills: Online Activities on Synthetic Biology, Food Flavours & More Science World CBR Outreach Team November 23
Plasma from COVID-19 survivors desperately needed outside of Quebec as researchers fear second wave shortage Toronto.com Dr. Dana Devine

Devine Lab

November 20
COVID-19 survivors wanted for convalescent plasma trial CTV News Edmonton Dr. Dana Devine

Devine Lab

November 18
NMIN research on entrapment of siRNA within LNPs published in Nanoscale Nanomedicines Innovation Network Dr. Jayesh Kulkarni, Jerry Leung

Kastrup Lab

November 9
Scientists in faculty of medicine receive $2.7M for COVID-19 research projects UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. Natalie Strynadka

Strynadka Lab

November 6
Using plasma to treat COVID-19 still in question after clinical trial results CBC News Dr. Dana Devine

Devine Lab

October 23
Pursuing new COVID-19 drug treatments UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. Natalie Strynadka

Strynadka Lab

October 21
M&I Grad Student Morgan Alford Wins CIHR Gold Award With Virtual Research Presentation! UBC Microbiology & Immunology Morgan Alford

Hancock Lab

October 16
Structural Insight into the Staphylococcus aureus ATP-Driven Exporter of Virulent Peptide Toxins Science in the City Dr. Natalie Zeytuni, Jinhong Hu and Dr. Liam Worrall

Strynadka Lab

October 13
Joining forces to improve blood research in Canada Canadian Blood Services Dr. Dana Devine

Devine Lab

Dr. Ed Conway

Conway Lab

September 24
Faculty of Medicine researchers receive $15M from CIHR’s Project Grant program UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

Kizhakkedathu Lab

Dr. Kelly McNagny

McNagny Lab

September 22
NMIN features prominently in Vancouver Nanomedicine Day 2020 Nanomedicines Innovation Network Jerry Leung

Kastrup Lab

September 21
BCIT Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Forensic Science student: Navigating the way to success BCIT News Meredith Clark, Kizhakkedathu Lab September 20
BCCRI distinguished scientists Drs. Poul Sorensen and Aly Karsan receive LifeSciences BC Awards BC Cancer Research Institute & Genome Sciences Centre Dr. Aly Karsan, Karsan Lab September 17
Rapid adaptation brings SBQMI teams back to work in support of novel coronavirus diagnostic tool Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute Dr. Karen Cheung

Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Laboratory

September 11
Faculty of Medicine researchers receive $2.8m for equipment and infrastructure UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. Christian Kastrup

Kastrup Lab

September 8
From Curtailment to Reopening: A Top-Down to Bottom-Up Process (PDF) UBC Life Sciences Institute Dr. Ed Conway

Conway Lab

August 24
Saving Graces of Curtailment: LSI' s Wing Managers (PDF) UBC Life Sciences Institute Scott Meixner

Pryzdial Lab

August 24
The Brown Lab presents: Science At Home - Purple Cabbage Chemistry Cassie+Friends Society Sarah Bowers

Brown Lab

August 11
Sustained Depletion of FXIII-A by Inducing Acquired FXIII-B Deficiency  Science in the City Amy Wong Strilchuk

Kastrup Lab

August 7
COVID-19 Testing: FAQs Explained by the Brown Lab Cassie+Friends Society Sarah Bowers, Dr. Kelly Brown

Brown Lab

August 6
Vancouver-based study to help quickly diagnose patients most at risk of dying from COVID-19 News 1130 Dr. Bob Hancock

Hancock Lab

July 12
Top 10 Spotlight: ABOzymes Biomedical New Ventures BC Haisle Moon, Dr. Peter Rahfield

Kizhakkedathu Lab

July 10
Coronaviruses: The Basics Cassie+Friends Society Sarah Bowers, Dr. Martina Sundqvist, Dr. Kelly Brown

Brown Lab

July 6
Blood Circulation of Soft Nanomaterials Is Governed by Dynamic Remodelling of Protein Opsonins at Nano-Biointerface Science in the City Dr. Srinivas Abbina, Lily Takeuchi, Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

Kizhakkedathu Lab

June 24
Aging-associated inflammation as a driver of myeloid malignancies BC Cancer Research Institute & Genome Sciences Centre Dr. Aly Karsan, Dr. Jennifer Grants

Karsan Lab

May 21
Hacking The Virus: Eight University Of British Columbia Grads Step Up To Supply The COVID-19 Shortage Forbes Tanya Bennet, Bio-Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) Laboratory

Samuel Berryman, Multi-Scale Design Lab

May 20
Novel COVID-19 vaccine initiative UBC COVID-19 Research Dr. Wilfred Jefferies, Dr. Leonard Foster April 6
Staff, faculty and graduate students collaborate to make UBC labs greener UBC Focus on People Dr. Reinhild (Reini) Kappelhoff, Overall Lab March 30
New device may help screen for blood 'super donors' The Ubyssey Dr. Hongshen Ma, Multi-Scale Design Lab March 5
Ask an expert: Everyone’s blood looks the same, so why does type matter? Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Dr. Andrew Shih February 5

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Congratulations to Prof. Wilfred Jefferies on his election to Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) UBC Microbiology & Immunology Dr. Wilfred Jefferies, Jefferies Lab December 4, 2019
Podocalyxin Is Required for Maintaining Blood–Brain Barrier Function During Acute Inflammation Science in the City Vancouver Dr. Kelly McNagny, McNagny Lab March 1, 2019
Hashem Etayash, Killam Postdoctoral Fellow UBC Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Dr. Hashem Etayash, Hancock Lab November 26, 2018
Rivaroxaban and Apixaban Induce Clotting Factor Xa Fibrinolytic Activity Science in Vancouver Dr. Rolinda Carter, Pryzdial Lab September 21, 2018
Blood ties: The inspiration behind a potential sepsis breakthrough MacLean's Dr. Bob Hancock, Hancock Lab June 17, 2017
'Lab in a cell' helps crack code on chlamydia Vancouver Sun Dr. Robert Hancock, Hancock Lab April 29, 2017
New chlamydia drug targets discovered using CRISPR and stem cells Science Daily Dr. Robert Hancock, Hancock Lab April 25, 2017
Natalie Strynadka receives international biomedical award UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. Natalie Strynadka, Strynadka Lab September 28, 2012