March 4, 2021

Nine grants to 13 LSI labs in CIHR Fall 2020 funding round

Nine LSI research groups have been awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 2020 Fall round. Drs. Douglas Allan, Yossef Av-Gay, David Fedida, Kenneth Harder, Jayachandran N. Kizhakkedathu, Lawrence McIntosh, Robert Molday and Filip Van Petegem, and Robert Nabi received full grants. Drs. Eric Jan, Michel Roberge and Ivan Sadowski received a […] Read More

March 4, 2021

Supporting Scientists in Virtual Times: 2020 – 2021 CBR Travel Awards

By Kristine Ho, Communications Coordinator, CBR Admin Team Over the years, with the support of Travel Awards provided by the Centre for Blood Research (CBR), numerous Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Associates and graduate trainees have had the opportunity to attend scientific conferences and further their professional development. Although many conferences are now virtual, the CBR was nonetheless pleased to provide […] Read More

February 11, 2021

Dr. Natalie Strynadka at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 with two Rapid Response Grants focusing on potential treatments

The 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

February 5, 2021

Filip Van Petegem leads Nature Communications study showing disease mutant causes large changes in the structure of the RyR1 protein

Using 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

September 25, 2020

2020 Astell Award Laureates

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

July 28, 2020

Jasmine Li- Brubacher – Defended MSc Thesis

Congratulations 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

November 29, 2019

Undergraduate 3MT Winners, 2019

Congratulations 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

September 25, 2019

Jason Read – Awarded Killam Teaching Prize

Congratulations 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

September 25, 2019

Shoukat Dedhar – Awarded UBC Killam Research Prize

Congratulations 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

August 22, 2019

Jennifer Nagel – Defended MSc Thesis

Congratulations 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