Tamiza Nanji – Doctoral Exam

Tamiza Nanji – Doctoral Exam

“Characterizing the assembly and molecular interactions of the fission yeast Atg1 autophagy regulatory complex,” by Tamiza Nanji, Candidate Yip Lab. Abstract: Macroautophagy, often referred to as autophagy, is a non-selective degradation mechanism used by eukaryotic cells to recycle cytoplasmic material and maintain homeostasis. Upregulated under starvation to generate molecular building blocks for ongoing cellular processes, […]

BMBDG Seminar – Sriram Subramaniam

BMBDG Seminar – Sriram Subramaniam

“Cryo-EM and integrative structural biology, ” by Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. Monday, February 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm, LSC #3 Host: Dr. Leoanard Foster

Sarah Bowers Awarded UBC Wesbrook Scholar and C.K. Choi Scholarship

Sarah Bowers Awarded UBC Wesbrook Scholar and C.K. Choi Scholarship

Congratulations 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 […]

BMBDG Seminar – Robert T. Dirksen

BMBDG Seminar – Robert T. Dirksen

“Role of Orai1-dependent Ca2+ Entry in Muscle Adaptation to Exercise and Tubular Aggregate Myopathy,” by Robert T. Dirksen, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester Medical Center. Poster Monday, January 28, 2019, 3:00 pm in LSC#3 Host: Dr. Filip Van Petegem  

Steve Hur – Doctoral Exam

Steve Hur – Doctoral Exam

“The Roles of Fibrinolysis in Regulating Coagulation Factor XIII,” by Steve Hur, Candidate in Kastrup Lab. Abstract: Coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) is a protransglutaminase enzyme that is activated at the end of the coagulation cascade. Activated FXIII (FXIIIa) stabilizes the blood clot from premature lysis by covalently crosslinking fibrin molecules to itself and to other […]

BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Steve Hur

BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Steve Hur

The roles of fibrinolysis in regulating coagulation factor XIII”, by Steve Hur, PhD Candidate,  Kastrup Lab. Coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) is a protransglutaminase enzyme that is activated at the end of the coagulation cascade. Activated FXIII (FXIIIa) stabilizes the blood clot from premature lysis by covalently crosslinking fibrin molecules to itself and to other anti-fibrinolytic […]

Nichalle Brito – Defended MSc Thesis

Nichalle Brito – Defended MSc Thesis

Congratulations 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.

Vinotheni Rajendran – Defended MSc Thesis

Vinotheni Rajendran – Defended MSc Thesis

Congratulations 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.

BMBDG Seminar – Tao Huan

BMBDG Seminar – Tao Huan

“Global Metabolomics: from Innovation to Integration”, by Dr. Tao Huan, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, UBC.  Seminar Poster Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 3:00 pm LSC#3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC. Host Dr. Franck Duong

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year! Biochemistry and Molecular Biology office will be closed for the holidays, from noon Monday, December 24, 2018 and will re-open Wednesday, January 2, 2019. image from