Centre for Blood Research

The Centre for Blood Research (CBR) is a multidisciplinary biomedical research institute, situated primarily at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and affiliated teaching hospitals, with nodes at the University of Northern British Columbia and at the University of Victoria. Over 40 research groups at the CBR are working together, using a broad range of leading edge basic science, biotechnological, engineering and clinical investigative approaches on blood and blood-related processes to improve health.

Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Bromme, Dieter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Lysosomal proteases, centre for blood research
Brooks, Donald Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) microgravity research (space station, etc); diagnostic testing device; Centre for Blood Research; biomaterials, Organic chem, blood research
Cheung, Karen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomedical Technologies, microfluidics, Tissue Engineering, biosensors, additive manufacturing, organ-on-chip, BioMEMS, neural interfaces
Conway, Edward Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Translational research, blood, hemostasis-thrombosis, transfusion, coagulation, hematology, transgenic mice, vascular biology, endothelial, immunity, bleeding, thrombosis, arthritis, Coagulation, innate immunity, endothelial medicine, inflammation, cardiovascular disease
Cote, Helene Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) HIV Infection, blood research, infectious diseases
Devine, Dana Virginia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biochemistry, blood regulation, platelet biology
Foster, Leonard Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Microbiology, Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases, Immune System, Agriculture, Proteomics, Honey bees, host-pathogen interactions, antigen presentation, Systems Biology
Hancock, Robert E Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides, Host Defence Peptides and Innate Immunity, Functional Genomics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Regulation of Antibiotic Resistance, Array Data, Self-promoted uptake hypothesis
Haynes, Charles Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Protein purification, recombinant proteins, molecular thermodynamics, biocompatible polymers
Jefferies, Wilfred Arthur Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Iron transport molecules
Karsan, Aly Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Myelodysplatic syndromes, myeloid malignancies, innate immune signaling in vascular hematopoietic function, genomics for clinical diagnostics
Kastrup, Christian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) drug delivery, coagulation, biomaterials, atherosclerosis, in-vivo imaging, microfluidics
Kim, Hugh Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) platelet biochemistry
Kizhakkedathu, Jayachandran Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Polymers, Biomaterials, Blood Coagulation, Macromolecular Therapeutics, Iron Chelators, Thrombosis, Cell-surface Engineering, Proteomics Tools, Implants and Medical Devices
Lee, Agnes Yuet Ying Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cancer associated thrombosis, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, management
Ma, Hongshen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Microfluidics; Instrumentation; Cell Sorting; Cell Biomechanics; Circulating Tumor Cells; Malaria and Red Blood Cell Deformability; Single Cell Technologies; Cell Migration and Chemotaxis
McMaster, W Robert Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Molecular Immunology
McNagny, Kelly Marshall Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cancer of the Reproductive System, Cell Therapy of Cancer, Breast Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Allergies, Inflammatory Respiratory Diseases, Immune System, Immunotherapy, Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines, Embryonic Development, Stem Cells, Immunology, Inflammation, Mouse models of human disease, Tissue degeneration/regeneration, Cancer, innate immune response, kidney function
Orvig, Christopher E Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis, Imaging, Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds, Nuclear medicine, Chemical Processes, Chemotherapy, medicinal inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, radiopharmaceutical chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, ligand design and synthesis
Overall, Christopher Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Blood research, antiviral immunity
Rossi, Fabio Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine blood, Stem cells, regeneration, gene therapy, control of cell fate
Strynadka, Natalie Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Blood Research, structure-based design of inhibitors, antibiotic-resistance mechanisms, macromolecular assemblies, bacterial viability pathogenesis