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

December 6, 2012

Paolo Lobo completed MSc thesis

Congratulations Paolo for completing the MSc program!  The title of his thesis is “Ligand and Modulator Binding in the Skeletal Muscle Ryanodine Receptor”. Paolo studied in Filip van Petegem’s lab. Read More

November 26, 2012

Dr. Christian Kastrup – Awarded Grand Challenge Grant

Christian Kastrup has won a grant from Grand Challenges Canada to develop a low-cost, easily-administered treatment for post-partum bleeding for use in low-income countries. The nano sized self-propelling coagulant particles can be used for other bleeding trauma. Read more Read More

November 13, 2012

Michael Kobor: “Genes and Immune System Shaped by Childhood Poverty, Stress”

Michael Kobor looks at how experiences beginning before birth and in the years after can affect the course of a person’s life. His findings were recently published in a special volume of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more Read More

October 23, 2012

Photo Contest Winners

Dr. LeAnn Howe is proud to announce the winners of the “Website Revamp Photo Contest”: Dr. Franck Duong (for Duong Lab, a 3D clay model of a nanodisc) Matt Dahabieh (phto map of HIV integration sites in infected cultured T cells) Marta Guarna (collecting bee sampes for proteometics). Each received a $50 gift card from UBC. […] Read More

October 3, 2012

Natalie Strynadka Receives Senior International Research Scholar Award

Congratulations to Natalie Strynadka on the news that she is awarded a Senior International Research Scholar award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).  Natalie is one of only 13 scientists worldwide to be named for this award, as announced on September 26, 2012. Since joining the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1997, […] Read More

September 7, 2012

Biochemistry Photo Contest

The new Biochemistry website has been launched, but we need your photos!  If you have pictures that highlight the exploits of our department (i.e. people, lab space, cool data, group outings, etc.) please forward them to LeAnn (  Please use your name as the file name as we will be awarding $50 gift cards for […] Read More

September 3, 2012

New website look

We’ve been working on a new website look over the summer, moving content from the existing (previous) site and putting into the new UBC templates in WordPress. The new site will go live late afternoon Tuesday September 4. If you’re looking for something on the new site and can’t find it, or have other comments […] Read More