BMBDG Seminar – Lawrence Kazak

BMBDG Seminar – Lawrence Kazak

“Adipocyte Control of Energy Balance” by Lawrence Kazak, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre The obesity pandemic has precipitated a steep rise in metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many cancers. Globally, 40% of adults are overweight and 15% are obese. Obesity occurs […]

BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar Jacob Brockerman

BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar Jacob Brockerman

“Characterizing a Peculiar Mutant of T4 Lysozyme”, by Jacob Brockerman, PhD Candidate, McIntosh Lab. T4 phage lysozyme (T4L) is an enzyme that cleaves bacterial cell wall peptidoglycan. Remarkably, the single substitution of the active site Thr26 to a His (T26H) converts T4L from an inverting to a retaining glycoside hydrolase with transglycosylase activity. It has […]

BMBDG PhD Exit Seminar – Tamiza Nanji

BMBDG PhD Exit Seminar – Tamiza Nanji

“Characterizing the assembly and molecular interactions of the fission yeast Atg1 autophagy regulatory complex”,  by Tamiza Nanji, PhD 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 […]

BMBDG Seminar – Karen Wing Yee Yuen

BMBDG Seminar – Karen Wing Yee Yuen

“Epigenetic Control in Chromosome Segregation: @ Centromere and Sister Chromatid Cohesion”, by Karen Wing Yee Yuen, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences , University of Hong Kong. Each chromosome must segregate equally to the two daughter cells in every cell cycle. Errors in chromosome segregation can lead to aneuploidy in cancers and chromosome abnormality disorders. […]

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 […]