Path 415 : Agglutination is where it’s at

Hi everyone! Agglutination, yup, that’s it. Why does it work? What’s in antisera? Antiserum is blood serum that contains specific antibodies against an infective organism or poisonous substance. Antiserum (plural: antisera) typically contains polyclonal antibodies and is used to pass on passive immunity to many diseases. How will they work? Think of what we know about antibodies that bind to antigens, and how they cause…

PATH415…Putting what you have learned to practice

Hello everyone and happy groundhog day! In our February 2nd lecture, we review some basic principles of immunology that are often the basis for various immunological techniques related to research and health and human disease. Coming out of this lecture, I expect you to be able to answer the following: Describe the molecular basis of antigen-antibody interactions…

Post-Doctoral Fellow Position in Neuroinflammation

We have an immediate opening for a Post-Doctoral fellow to conduct research in the area of Neuroinflammation. Our lab is located at the UBC Hospital in Vancouver, BC, adjacent to the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.  With support from funding agencies as well as privately funded initiatives, the Neuroinflammation Research Lab is growing. We…

Another successful Scotiabank MS Walk!

On Sunday May 15th, our lab along with friends and family joined the UBC Remyelinators at the MS Walk. Overall, the team raised nearly $7500 to support research towards a cure and programs to assist people living with MS. Overall, the Vancouver MS Walk raised over $220,000 as of late yesterday. Please  considering joining or supporting us…

New positions in the Quandt Lab – April 2016

Join Our Team: The Neuroinflammation Research Laboratory at UBC Position: Post-doctoral fellow/Research associate With support from funding agencies as well as privately funded initiatives, the Neuroinflammation Research Lab is growing. We are expanding our research efforts and are looking for committed team players interested in making a difference in health research and the lives of…