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Sarah Bowers Awarded UBC Wesbrook Scholar and C.K. Choi ScholarshipFebruary 15, 2019Congratulations to Sarah Bowers!!! Sarah a BSc student in Biochemistry is awarded the prestigious designation of UBC Wesbrook Scholar and is recipient of the C.K. Choi Scholarship.  Only 20 Wesbrook Scholar are given out to senior students with outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student and community activities. The winners are presented with a […] Read More

Nichalle Brito – Defended MSc ThesisJanuary 4, 2019Congratulations Nichalle!  On December 5th, 2018 Nichalle successfully defended her thesis, “Characterization of the cricket paralysis virus 3C protease and its substrate specificity. Nichalle trained in the Jan Lab. Read More

Vinotheni Rajendran – Defended MSc ThesisJanuary 4, 2019Congratulations Vino! On September 18, 2018 Vino successfully defended her thesis, “The Role of Sodium Hydrogen Exchanger Isoform 5 (NHE5) in Integrin β1 Trafficking”. Vino trained in the Numata Lab. Read More

Undergraduate 3MT Winners, 2018November 26, 2018Congratulations to the Undergraduate Biochemistry 3MT winners. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department along with the BPP club hosted our 4th annual undergraduate biochemistry 3-minute thesis (3MT) event on November 15.  Students who are currently in biochemistry directed studies (BIOC 448) or biochemistry honours thesis (BIOC 449) were invited to present the concept behind their […] Read More

2018 Michael John Page Postdoctoral AwardOctober 9, 2018The Michael John Page Postdoctoral Award, established in 2013, honours the memory of UBC alumnus, Dr. Michael John Page. This award recognizes a postdoctoral fellow who reflects. Dr. Page’s academic excellence and his passion for life.                 Dr. Jennifer Grants a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Karsan’s lab, BC […] Read More

Nicole Hawe – Defended MSc ThesisJuly 31, 2018Congratulations Nicole! On July 26, 2018 Nicole successfully defended her thesis, “TOR Signalling Regulates Cdk8-dependent Induction of the GAL Genes.” Nicole has been studying in the Sadowski Lab. Read More

UBC and BCIT Collaboration – Training for Forensic ScientistsApril 6, 2018UBC and BC Institute of Technology are offering a new joint Forensics Science bachelor’s program in September 2018. Dr. Warren Williams, Senior Instructor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Dr. Dean Hildebrand, Associate Dean of BCIT, Forensic Science are excited to announce this new opportunity to students. This collaboration provides a complementary environment for undergrads […] Read More

Miles Jaques – 2018 Wesbrook ScholarFebruary 13, 2018Miles Jaques, Biochemistry undergraduate student has been selected as a 2018 Wesbrook Scholar. The Premier Undergraduate Scholarships and Wesbrook Scholars are the University’s most prestigious designations, given to senior students with outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student and community activities.  Congratulations Miles!!!     Read More

Congratulations Undergraduate 3MT WinnersFebruary 6, 2018The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department hosted our 3rd annual undergraduate biochemistry 3-minute thesis (3MT) event near the end of term 1.  Students who are currently in biochemistry directed studies (BIOC 448) or biochemistry honours thesis (BIOC 449) were invited to present the concept behind their research projects to an audience of undergraduate students and […] Read More

Google Doodle Honours Har Gobind KhoranaJanuary 9, 2018Gobind Khorana was a Biochemistry professor at UBC in the 1950’s. He was an expert on chemical synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids. When he was working with Marshall W. Nirenberg at the University of Wisconsin, their research uncovered how DNA’s genetic code determines protein synthesis – which dictates how cell functions. That discovery earned […] Read More