Entries by Ralph Pantophlet

Quiana wins travel award for CSI 2022

Quiana Ang, a Master’s graduate student in the Pantophlet Lab, has won a coveted Paraza Travel Award ($500) to attend the 34th Annual Canadian Society for Immunology Conference, to be held from June 17 – 20, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Quiana will be presenting her latest research on the development of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) spike […]

Diana presents her research on flu antibodies at SFU’s Undergraduate Research Symposium

Diana, an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) recipient in the Pantophlet Lab, presented results from her exciting project on the apparent binding preference of broadly neutralizing antibody precursors to flu hemagglutinin at the remotely held 2021 SFU Undergrad Research Symposium. Diana was recently accepted into the Immunology PhD program at the University of Toronto – […]

Ralph receives the 2021 CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Award for HIV Research

Ralph Pantophlet has won the 2021 CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Award in the Basic Science category. This recognition, awarded by the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR),  is “intended to highlight and celebrate the contributions of Canadian researchers in HIV/AIDS research in Canada and internationally”. The award […]

Welcome Hajar Chihab – New postdoctoral fellow in the Pantophlet Lab

A warm welcome to Hajar Chihab, the Pantophlet’s Lab’s newest postdoc. Hajar obtained her PhD in Immunovirology from the Chouaib Doukkali University in El Jadida, Morocco, under the primary supervision of Dr. Soumaya Benjelloun. Her doctoral research encompassed many aspects of host-virus interaction in the context of hepatitis B and C infections, from the study […]

Yiqiu and Diana receive FHS Dean’s USRA!

Congratulations to two talented undergrad students in the Pantophlet Lab: Yiqiu Yang and Diana Yang! Both received news recently of their successful Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) applications to the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS). The awards will support them financially as they contribute to ongoing research projects in the lab this Fall (2020). Yiqiu, […]

Interview with Vancouver’s The Tyee on antibody-based therapy for COVID-19

Vancouver biotech company AbCellera is developing antibodies to treat COVID-19. In the six-minute video below from The Tyee, Ralph Pantophlet is interviewed alongside Véronique Lecault, COO of AbCellera. They explain what antibody treatment is and endeavors to apply it to COVID-19. The video also explains how advances in technology are helping to find and isolate […]