Dr. Natalie Strynadka at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 with two Rapid Response Grants focusing on potential treatmentsFebruary 11, 2021The theme of the sixth annual International Day of Women in Science is “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.” In recognition of the day, The LSI is proud to honour the work of Dr. Natalie Strynadka, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, who is both leading and co-leading on two separate […] Read More

Filip Van Petegem leads Nature Communications study showing disease mutant causes large changes in the structure of the RyR1 proteinFebruary 5, 2021Using cryo-EM as a structural sleuth to identify targets for treating a rare disease: malignant hyperthermia Two weeks ago, a two-year-old with tooth decay started exhaling alarming amounts of CO2 and her heart began to race three minutes after being put under general anesthesia for a routine cleaning at the dentist’s office. Aware they were […] Read More

2020 Astell Award LaureatesSeptember 25, 2020The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology proudly presents the 2020 Astell Award Laureates for their contributions in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion               Read More

Jasmine Li- Brubacher – Defended MSc ThesisJuly 28, 2020Congratulations Jasmine! On June 23rd, 2020 Jasmine Li-Brubacher successfully defended her thesis, “A Study in Understanding and Inhibiting Stop-Go Translation in the Dicistrovirus Cricket Paralysis Virus”.  Jasmine have been training in Eric Jan’s Lab. Read More

Undergraduate 3MT Winners, 2019November 29, 2019Congratulations to the Undergraduate Biochemistry 3MT winners. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department along with the BPP club hosted our 5th annual undergraduate biochemistry 3-minute thesis (3MT) event on November 20.  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

Jason Read – Awarded Killam Teaching PrizeSeptember 25, 2019Congratulations Jason Read! 2019 Faculty of Medicine Award Recipient for Killam Teaching Prize. Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes excellence in teaching.  For this award category, nominees are from students, colleagues, and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching.   Read More

Shoukat Dedhar – Awarded UBC Killam Research PrizeSeptember 25, 2019Congratulations Dr. Shoukat Dedhar! 2019 Faculty of Medicine Award Recipient for UBC Killam Research Prize.  This award is for a full-time faculty member in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions.   Read More

Jennifer Nagel – Defended MSc ThesisAugust 22, 2019Congratulations Jennifer! On August 1st, 2019 Jennifer Nagel successfully defended her thesis, “Exploring the role of chemotherapy induced anastasis in triple negative breast cancer.” Jennifer have been training in Shoukat Dedhar Lab at the BC Cancer Agency.   Read More

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