CMMT Research Day, September 27th, 2024

Please join us for a day of trainee talks, faculty speakers, poster presentations, lunch, social and more!!! Guest Speaker: Kym M Boycott Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute Kym Boycott is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa in Canada, where she is a Clinical Geneticist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), […]

CMM Talks Seminar Series – May 24th, 2024

The next Casual Meeting of Minds Talks (CMM Talks) is Friday April 26th, 3:30 PST.   Chan Centre for Family Health Education at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute 938 West 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4, Room 3113. Join Zoom Meeting https://ubc.zoom.us/j/62379496050?pwd=eIaPGneI2IfhEIebI0fp6ltoHNAj0T.1 Meeting ID: 623 7949 6050 Passcode: 193014 Karanvir Singh – (Dennis Lab) “Genetics of anorexia nervosa, BMI, […]

CMM Talks Seminar Series – April 26th, 2024

The next Casual Meeting of Minds Talks (CMM Talks) is Friday April 26th, 3:30 PST.   Chan Centre for Family Health Education at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute 938 West 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4, Room 3113. Join Zoom Meeting https://ubc.zoom.us/j/69216940283?pwd=TDZlR1MzNUNES1h4VVlGOTNyQ2s2QT09 Meeting ID: 692 1694 0283 Passcode: 060914 Hayley Sowards – Medical Genetics Graduate Student (Dennis Lab) “Integrative […]

CMMT Newsletter March 2024

Dr. Jessica Levesley: The Hayden LaboratoryMy path to a world-renowned Huntington disease lab A biology enthusiast from her high school years at home in South Africa (SA), Jessica Dawson is now living about as far away from her native Johannesburg as a person can get. In a strange twist of fate, it wasn’t her passion […]

CMM Talks Seminar Series – April 5th, 2024

The next Casual Meeting of Minds Talks (CMM Talks) is Friday April 5th, 3:30 PST.   Chan Centre for Family Health Education at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute 938 West 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4, Room 3113. Join Zoom Meeting https://ubc.zoom.us/j/62563610585?pwd=Yk5JTEd2NGlwdjFCVjIzbmpCVU0xUT09 Meeting ID: 625 6361 0585 Passcode: 766654 Dr. Carol Huang – Assistant Professor, Center for Genomics and […]

CMM Talks Seminar Series – March 22nd, 2024

The next Casual Meeting of Minds Talks (CMM Talks) is Friday March 22nd, 3:30 PST.   Chan Centre for Family Health Education at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute 938 West 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4, Room 2108. Join Zoom Meeting: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/64800040116?pwd=Rktxd1BLN1BkSFJlWDBHZjAzUkpHUT09 Meeting ID: 648 0004 0116 Passcode: 770304 Dr. Jeffrey Carroll – Associate Professor Department of Neurology, University […]

CMM Talks Seminar Series – February 23nd, 2024

Casual Meeting of Minds Talks (CMM Talks) Friday February 23rd, 3:30pm PST.   Chan Centre for Family Health Education at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute 938 West 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4, Room 3113. Ben Life, BSc (Hons) (PhD Candidate Leavitt Lab): “Progranulin function and regulation in brain disease”. Hannah-Ruth Engelbrecht, MSc Med (PhD candidate Kobor […]

University of Cape Town announces Dr. Michael Hayden’s honorary degree

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Michael Hayden on his recently awarded degree of Doctor of Science in Medicine (DSc(Med)) (honoris causa) by the University of Cape Town. Read more: https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2024-02-20-uct-to-confer-honorary-doctorates-on-six-remarkable-individuals This award is in recognition of his contribution to biomedical research and inspirational leadership as a clinician-scientist, entrepreneur, and humanitarian. Michael has been the recipient of numerous […]

CMM Talks Seminar Series – January 26th, 2024

Casual Meeting of Minds Talks (CMM Talks) Friday January 26th at 3:30 pm PST.   Rui Wang (Kobor Lab): “Explore the impact of SNCA overexpression on mouse hippocampal DNA methylome and transcriptome during early and midlife”. Maggie Fu (Kobor Lab): “Accounting for variability in DNA methylation: application in patients with rare diseases”.

CMM Talks Seminar Series – December 15th, 2023

Casual Meeting of Minds Talks (CMM Talks) Friday February 23rd, 3:30pm PST.   Chan Centre for Family Health Education at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute 938 West 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4, Room 3113. Rachel Spencer (Taubert Lab): “Transcriptional coregulator Med15 is required to maintain function in matured pancreatic beta cells”. Mia Frier, MSc (PhD Candidate, […]

CMM Talks Seminar Series – November 17th, 2023

Casual Meeting of Minds Talks (CMM Talks) Friday November 17th, 3:30pm PST.   Chan Centre for Family Health Education at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute 938 West 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4, Room 3113. Meingold Chan (Kobor Lab): “High interindividual heterogeneity of cell type proportions in pediatric saliva & how to handle it in DNA methylation […]

Dr. Bruce Verchere, recipient of the Diabetes Canada 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Verchere, recipient of the Diabetes Canada 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award. Announcement: https://twitter.com/DiabetesCanada/status/1716862360084754802 DIABETES CANADA AND CIHR-INMD EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER PARTNERSHIP AWARD LECTURE & LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD LECTURE Thank you for those who joined us at Vascular 2023 on October 26th to hear Dr. Verchere’s inspiring lecture about diabetes research. Vascular 2023 […]

Dr. Michael Kobor appointed as Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Aging (ELCHA) Inaugural Director 

Michael S. Kobor, PhD Edwin S.H. Leong UBC Chair in Healthy Aging – a UBC President’s Excellence ChairCanada Research Chair in Social EpigeneticsProfessor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC Faculty of Medicine Dr. Michael Kobor is a renowned biomedical researcher studying how our social environments and life experiences get “under the skin” through biological embedding to […]

CMMT Newsletter September 2023

Dr. Daniel Goldowitz: Bringing it together  Dr. Daniel Goldowitz has made many significant contributions to the field of developmental neurogenetics over the course of his extensive career. And he is by no means done yet. Through his research at his lab at the CMMT and BCCHRI, he has spent the past 15 years studying the […]

CMM Talks Seminar Series – September 22nd, 2023

Casual Meeting of Minds Talks (CMM Talks) Friday September 22nd, 3:30pm PST.   Chan Centre for Family Health Education at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute 938 West 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4, Room 3113. Cindy Zhang (Kobor Lab): “Identification of Pharmacogenetic Variants Influencing the Likelihood of Developing Treatment-Induced Mucositis in Pediatric Oncology Patients Using Pathway Analyses”. […]