On October 30th, members of the UBC MS Research group recognized donors involved in the purchase of two pieces of essential equipment for the Quandt Laboratory. The event was a valuable opportunity to thank the donors for their support, and to provide a tour of the Neuroinflammation Research Laboratory led by Dr. Quandt. Visitors were able to see the equipment in action, and understand its value to progress and advances in MS biomedical research.
A plaque recognizing this generous donation will be mounted outside of the Quandt laboratory.
Left to right: Candice Tsang (Vice President, Major Gifts & Gift and Estate Planning, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation), Patricia Taylor, Dr. Jacqueline Quandt, Jock MacDougall, Dr. Anthony Traboulsee (Clinician, UBC MS Clinic), Dr. Virginia Devonshire (Clinician, UBC MS Clinic).
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is extremely grateful for the generosity of the visionary donors for their insight to fund two critical pieces of equipment for Dr. Jacqueline Quandt and the UBC MS Research Group. The fluorescence microscope and flow cytometer are vital to enhancing basic, translational and clinical MS research at UBC Hospital. The vision was to improve quality of life for those living with MS by bringing the right tools together with the brightest and most prominent minds in MS research and care.
The leadership of Dr. Stan Hashimoto, Jock MacDougall and Patricia Taylor and the support of a community underscores the role philanthropy plays in setting such vision on course.