E. M. Conway, Director
The Centre for Blood Research (est. 2002), is currently the largest inter-disciplinary blood research centre in the world. The cornerstone research focus of the CBR is directed toward blood and blood-related processes. Since impairments in blood and the circulation of the blood are a feature of all diseases, the impact of the CBR is far-reaching. The CBR aims to advance our understanding of blood and blood-related processes by performing innovative discovery and development research in biomedicine, engineering, and the social sciences. This knowledge will provide the opportunity to achieve biotechnological and medical breakthroughs that will improve blood safety and the diagnosis and treatment of patients with immune, inflammatory, infectious, hemostatic, vascular, and malignant diseases.
The CBR includes over 40 senior investigators with appointments in the faculties of Applied Science, Arts, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Science. Research groups are located at the UBC Point Gray Campus, the associated Vancouver teaching hospitals, and the BC Cancer Agency. The interdisciplinary nature of the CBR promotes strong internal and external partnerships and facilitates "bench-to-bedside-and-back" approaches to solve clinically relevant problems. Ready access to state of the art technologies and stimulating academic programs are hallmarks of the CBR. Overall, multiple opportunities exist for graduate study in a wide range of disciplines, details of which can be found by visiting the CBR.
Graduate students wishing to work with faculty members in the CBR should identify their research interests, associate these with specific faculty members, and phone or write to the faculty member directly. Further information may also be obtained by contacting the Director of the CBR.