News

July 18, 2013

Pieter Cullis: New Director of the Life Sciences Institute

Effective immediately, Pieter Cullis appointed as new director of the Life Sciences Institute.     Read More

June 19, 2013

Christian Kastrup – 2013 Early Career Award Recipient

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies announced the 2013 Early Career Scholar Award. Dr. Christian Kastrup is one of thirteen outstanding UBC faculty to receive this award. “Each scholar is provided with $10,000 in funding, and an additional $10,000 to be used to secure a course release during their term of appointment. The term […] Read More

June 3, 2013

Thomas Jefferies – Completed MSc Thesis

Congratulations Thomas!  He successfully defend his MSc thesis “Expression, purification, and characterization of RD3, the protein associated with Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis Type 12”. Thomas studied in Dr. Robert Molday’s lab. Read More

May 16, 2013

Peter Wang – Awarded Premier-Wesbrook Prize

Third year Biochemistry student, Peter Wang awarded the Premier-Wesbrook Prize This is a very prestigious UBC combined award, the Premier Undergraduate Scholarships and Wesbrook Scholars, only 20 such awards are made each year to cover all undergraduates across ALL faculties through years three and four. Peter was one of only three awardees in the whole […] Read More

May 15, 2013

New Graduate Award: Ronnie Miller Graduate Scholarship in Personalized Medicine

Ronnie Miller Graduate Scholarship in Personalized Medicine This award arises from a new joint initiative of Rx&D and Hoffman-LaRoche Canada to provide $50,000 over 5 years to support a graduate student studying personalized medicine in the Department of Biochemistry at UBC.  The award is named to honour former Board Chairman, M. Ronnie Miller, to recognize […] Read More

May 15, 2013

Filip Van Petegem – Awarded Distinguished Achievement Award for 2012

Distinguished Achievement Awards: Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research The Faculty of Medicine recognizes individuals whose performance during an assessment period was particularly meritorious. This award was based on achievements made during the calendar year January 1 – December 31, 2012. Only twelve Distinguished Achievement Awards are given out each year. Read More

May 15, 2013

Dr. Robert Molday – Distinguished Achievement Awards for 2012

Distinguished Achievement Awards: Award for Overall Excellence to a Senior Faculty The Faculty of Medicine recognizes individuals whose performance during an assessment period was particularly meritorious. This award was based on achievements made during the calendar year January 1 – December 31, 2012. Only twelve Distinguished Achievement Awards are given out each year. Read More

May 6, 2013

Adrienne Cheung – Completed MSc thesis

Congratulations Adrienne!  She successfully defend her MSc thesis, “Structural and Functional Studies on GlcNAc-modified Tau”. Adrienne studied in Dr. Lawrence McIntosh’s lab. Read More

January 3, 2013

Horace Wei Completed MSc Thesis

Congratulations Horace! He successfully defend his MSc thesis “Identifying Novel Regulators of Rhol signaling in Saccharomyes cerevisiae”. Horace studied in Dr. Elizabeth Conibear’s lab. Read More

January 2, 2013

Dr. Christian Kastrup – Co-Invents New Adhesive Gel

Dr. Christian Kastrup, Assistant Professor co-invents a new gel, which can be used on weakened blood vessels to prevent rupturing. Read more Read More