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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Antonio Serapio-Palacios Finlay Lab  What is your main research focus? (If you have multiple, please describe!)  My main research focus is understanding the molecular mechanism of how enteric pathogens outcompete the microbial community living within the gut to establish infection. More specifically, I work with the type VI secretion system (T6SS), a powerful anti-microbial weapon that acts as a crossbow to deliver toxins into target cells. I am also interested in understanding how pathogenic E. coli reprogram cell host processes by injecting a complex... Read More

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Sarah Grasedieck Martin Hirst Epigenomics Lab  What is your main research focus?  Vitamin C is a cost effective and easily available molecule which is known to positively effect normal blood functions and has shown promise in supporting anti-cancer therapy. The main research questions I am currently pursuing in the Hirst lab are whether a prolonged vitamin C nutritional deficiency promotes the development of leukemia and what determines the cellular response to high dose vitamin C treatment, which ranges from immediate cell death to only slightly impaired cell division in... Read More

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Bhavjinder (Bhav) Kaur Dhillon Bob Hancock lab What is your main research focus? My research focus is primarily centered around Bioinformatics and Systems Biology approaches to understand infectious disease pathogens and the host immune response. This includes using "omics" technologies to unravel the human immune response to vaccination during the first week of life. I'm also interested in better understanding the immune response to various vaccines versus naturally-acquired infections through a manual curation of published immune signatures and... Read More

Friday, September 10, 2021

Sepsis is a global health crisis that affects 47 to 50 million people every year. At least 11 million of those people die – one death every 2.8 seconds. The UBC Action on Sepsis research cluster – a transdisciplinary group tackling the complex issue of sepsis prevention, diagnosis, and management across the human lifespan – works to further sepsis research and reduce the burden of sepsis through three main themes:  Building Health Literacy to Enhance Prevention  Advancing Precision Medicine for Sepsis  Understanding... Read More

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Assistant Professor Dr. Carolina Tropini (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Biomedical Engineering) is excited to share the Tropini lab’s vision for the future of microbiome research. In the recent manuscript for mSystems - “How the physical environment shapes the microbiota” – the Tropini lab’s research highlights the importance of measuring physical parameters for the prediction of microbial dynamics and microbiota therapies. Living systems, from micro- to macro-scales, are strongly impacted by physical factors such as... Read More