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July 27, 2021

Charles Li Defended MSc Thesis

Congratulations Charles! On July 5th, 2021 Haoran Charles Li successfully defended his thesis, “Investigating molecular clustering of Rv1747 in M.smegmatis”. Charles was a trainee in Dr. Joerg Gsponer’s Lab. Read More

July 5, 2021

Rose Zhou – Defended MSc Thesis

Congratulations Rose! On June 4th, 2021 Rose Zhou successfully defended her thesis, “Investigating the in vitro and in vivo anti-resorptive effects of herbal-and TCM-based extracts on Cathepsin K activity.” Rose was a trainee in Dr. Dieter Bromme’s Lab. Read More

July 5, 2021

Enhancing the understanding of how diseases occur in one organ but not another

An international team led by UBC researchers has used proteomics to map how proteins interact, revealing how the same protein, expressed in two different tissues, can have dramatically different impacts. “These findings have significantly advanced the understanding of how the same set of protein “parts” can be differently arranged in cells across tissues,” says first […] Read More

July 4, 2021

Calem Kenward wins 2021/22 Killam Doctoral Award

Calem Kenward, a PhD student in the lab of Dr. Natalie Strynadka has been named a 2021/22 recipient of a Killam Doctoral Scholarship. His  work on proteins has included exploring the crystal structure of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2.  In an interview with UBC Graduate studies, Calem said he has always loved taking things apart and figuring […] Read More

June 24, 2021

Translating discovery to transform health: Untold stories from medical research

*Webinar Series: Transforming Health for Everyone Webinar Series  – Brought to you by UBC Faculty of Medicine Development & Alumni Engagement   The rapid pace of development for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines has demonstrated both the need and opportunity to expedite discoveries from the lab to the clinic—where innovation can save and improve lives. British […] Read More

June 11, 2021

Xinying Wang – Defended MSc Thesis

Congratulations Amy! On May 20th, 2021 Amy Wang successfully defended her thesis, “Exploring the evolution of a viral internal ribosome entry site”. Amy have been a trainee in Dr. Eric Jan’s Lab. Read More

May 11, 2021

Covid-19 vaccines have triggered the next wave of pharmaceuticals – Dr. Pieter Cullis

Quartz Magazine’s Katherine Ellen Foley has interviewed Dr. Pieter Cullis in a wide-ranging story exploring the dawning age of genetic medicine. “Covid-19 vaccines are the start of a new wave of genetic medicine—drugs that tweak DNA to keep us healthy,” begins Foley’s piece, which asserts, “chances are, you’ve never heard of Pieter Cullis. But if […] Read More

May 4, 2021

Congratulations to Rachel Price on winning a Dragon’s Den Award

Rachel Price is a recipient of  BCREGMED‘s Dragon’s Den Award. Rachel is a PhD candidate in the Teves Lab at UBC. In the lab, she studies the action of transcription factors during mitosis in mouse embryonic stem cells to investigate the mechanisms of stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. Outside of the lab, she enjoys knitting, hiking, and baking sourdough. […] Read More

May 3, 2021

UBC researchers unveil first molecular images of B.1.1.7 COVID-19 mutation

UBC researchers are the first in the world to publish structural images of the N501Y mutation on the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein—a change believed to be partly responsible for the highly infectious nature and rapid spread of variant B.1.1.7. Dr. Sriram Subramaniam The pictures, taken at near-atomic resolution, provide critical insight as to why the B.1.1.7 […] Read More

April 30, 2021

Rachel Jun – Defended MSc Thesis

Congratulations Rachel! On April 19, 2021 Hee Jin Rachel Jun successfully defended her thesis, “Exploring the role of mutations in the signal peptides of VIM-2, NDM-1, and IMP-1 in the development of advantageous phenotypes in Escherichia coli.” Rachel have been training in Dr. Nobuhiko Tokuriki’s Lab. Read More