Centre for Biomedical Research

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Our research clusters

Learn about the areas of reserach our members focus on: infection and immunity, cell signaling, genetics, cardiovascular, neuroscience, developmental biology and biological engineering.

Our research
E. Paul Zehr working in his lab with a student on a treadmill

Improving the health and well-being of Canadians

Health is the number one concern of Canadians, and both federal and provincial governments have responded to this concern by increasing their investment in health research.

About us
Caroline Cameron holding up a sample in her lab

See what's making headlines at UVic

From syphilis vaccines to stroke recovery to the impacts of concussions, find out how we're changing lives and impacting biomedical research nationally and worldwide.

Biomedical news
Stephanie Willerth using lab equipment

Our research members

Our members span several UVic departments, the UVic Division of Medical Sciences, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the BC Cancer Agency.

Our members
Fraser Hof mentoring a student in a lab

Trainees in biomedical research

The CBR Trainee Group has over a hundred undergraduate and graduate students who are all conducting or are interested in biomedical research.

Trainees

The Centre for Biomedical Research (CBR)

We are a collaborative group of scientists and clinicians investigating problems related to human health and disease. The CBR is a multidisciplinary unit with an emphasis on genetics, molecular biology and biotechnology.

The centre was created to promote interdisciplinary basic and translational biomedical research. There are seven important research clusters within the CBR:

Our members span several UVic departments, the UVic Division of Medical Sciences, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the BC Cancer Agency.

Dr. E. Paul Zehr describes the research taking place at the Centre for Biomedical Research.