Department News

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The ion channel TRPV1 regulates the activation and proinflammatory properties of CD4+ T cells Nat Immunol. 2014 Oct 5. doi: 10.1038/ni.3009. http://www.nature.com/ni/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ni.3009.html Samuel Bertin1, Yukari Aoki-Nonaka1,2, Petrus Rudolf de Jong1, Lilian L Nohara3,8, Hongjian Xu3,8, Shawna R Stanwood3, Sonal Srikanth4, Jihyung Lee1, Keith To1, Lior Abramson1, Timothy Yu1, Tiffany Han1, Ranim Touma5, Xiangli Li1, José M González-Navajas1, Scott Herdman1, Maripat Corr1, Guo Fu6,7, Hui Dong1, Yousang Gwack4, Alessandra Franco5, Wilfred A... Read More

Monday, September 29, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Brett Finlay on receiving the 2014 Prix Galien Canada award.  The following is the citation from the organization's webpage: "The Prix Galien is the most prestigious award in the field of Canadian pharmaceutical research and innovation.  Referred to as the Nobel Prize of pharmaceutical research, it recognizes the efforts and achievements of pharmaceutical research and development." Congrats!  

Monday, September 22, 2014

Broad-spectrum anti-biofilm peptide that targets a cellular stress response Cesar de la Fuente-Nunez1, Fany Reffuveille1, Evan F. Haney1, Suzana K. Straus2, Robert E. W. Hancock1* 1 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Centre for Microbial Diseases and Immunity Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2 Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada * E-mail: bob@hancocklab.com http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1004152... Read More

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dr. Tom Beatty and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology wish to congratulate Rafael on his successful defence. Rafael's thesis Structural and Functional Relationships of the Bacteriopheophytin Environment in a Photosynthetic Reaction Center Protein was defended April 22 2014.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dr. Michael Murphy and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology wish to congratulate Catherine on the successful defence of her thesis Hemoglobin Binding, Heme Extraction and Heme Transfer by the Staphylococcus aureus Surface Protein IsdB on Tuesday July 8th.

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