Dr. Julian Davies, professor emeritus in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology has recently received two prestigious awards to honor his many groundbreaking contributions to the field of microbiology. Early in his career, Julian and his colleagues identified how major classes of antibiotics kill bacteria. Subsequently he has focused on isolating antibiotics from a variety of natural sources, understanding the functions of antibiotics in nature, and elucidating the mechanisms underlying the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. On May 30, 2011... Read More
Congratulations to Emma-Kate Loveday who won Gold in the CSHRF 2011 National Student Research Poster competion at the University of Manitoba on her exciting research "MicroRNAs-Novel regulators involved in the pathogenesis of influenza A".
Patrick Ho was awarded a President's Staff Award in the area of "Emerging Leadership" at a ceremony held on September 15th 2011. Congratulations to Patrick! http://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/blog/2011/president-staff-awards-vancouver/
Dr. Kyla Omilusik recently completed her PhD in Dr. Wilf Jefferies lab examining the trafficking of MHC 1 through the cross presentation as well as the role of calcium channels in T cell homeostasis. She has accepted a postdoctoral position at the university of California San Diego with Dr. Ananda Goldrath. In Dr Goldrath's lab she will be examining the transcriptional and signalling events that regulate the generation and maintenance of T Cell memory.
Dr. Sachi Okamoto has recently accepted a position at the European Molecular Biology Lab in Heidelberg in Germany where she will be working with Dr. Orsolya Barabas. Her Postdoctoral project is "identification of transposon-host interactions in human cells" to understand the transposition event of Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon and it's regulatory mechanisms in cellular context.