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Community News: May 2020 May 22, 2020

Dr. Cheryl Wellington (pictured) is leading a team of researchers in characterizing changes in the immune system of COVID-19 infected patients. Her work has received a lot of media attention this month! 

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Neuroscience Graduate Student Association COVID-19 Resources for Neuroscience Trainees May 15, 2020

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR NEUROSCIENCE TRAINEES

This webpage will be updated regularly with online events, opportunities, and resources that may be of interest to neuroscience trainees. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the program coordinator, Allen Yang (ubc.neuroscience@ubc.ca) or the Neuroscience Graduate Student Association (ubcnrscgsa@gmail.com) if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We are here to advocate for you!

 

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Community News: April 2020 Apr 27, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Willerth (pictured) and her lab have joined the fight against COVID-19 by producing face shields for frontline workers using 3D printers. 

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Community News: March 2020 Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Shernaz Bamji has been appointed Associate Director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. 

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Dr. Shernaz Bamji appointed Associate Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Lynn Raymond announced today that Dr. Shernaz Bamji (pictured) has been appointed to the role of Associate Director at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH).

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RNA abstract.
RNA Granules Meeting in Vancouver looks to the new frontier in neurodegeneration Feb 28, 2020

Registration for the third RNA Granules meeting is now open, and is set to bring experts ranging from basic scientists to clinicians who are involved in this exciting area of research together in Vancouver.

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Dr. Lynn Raymond
Dr. Lynn Raymond appointed Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Feb 26, 2020

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lynn Raymond as Director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH), effective March 1, 2020. This appointment reflects the commitment of the Faculty of Medicine and its partners to upholding the vision of Dr. Djavad Mowafaghian and his foundation.

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New Study Looks at the Effects of Aging on Testosterone in the Brain Feb 26, 2020

It is well-known that as males age, testosterone levels in their blood decrease and their cognitive function declines. Testosterone is a type of hormone known as an androgen which functions by binding to an androgen receptor. Androgens play important roles in cognition, which means it’s possible that age-related declines in testosterone contribute to changes in cognition as males age.

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New paper highlights short comings in well-established genetic system to aid researchers globally Feb 4, 2020

It was nearly two years into one of her projects that Dr. Lin Luo (pictured) realized something wasn’t right. She had been using the Cre-loxP system—an approach frequently used to knock out gene expression in specific cell types in mice and other animals—to study functions of the Calsyntenin-3 protein. After months of troubleshooting, she realized the gene wasn’t just being knocked out in specific brain tissues as she had hoped. Instead, every tissue in the mouse—from head to tail—was losing the gene.

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Dr. Piotr Kozlowski
Dr. Piotr Kozlowski appointed Director, UBC MRI Research Centre Jan 28, 2020

Pictured: Dr. Kozlowski with the Philips Elition 3T-MRI housed in the Charles E. Fipke Integrated Neuroimaging Suite.

Dr. Piotr Kozlowski has been appointed to the role of Director, UBC MRI Research Centre after Dr. Alex MacKay stepped down at the end of 2019. Dr. Kozlowski had been Associate Director since the Centre was established 2005.

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