Pictured: Dr. Terrance Snutch demonstrates MinION, a sequencing tool that is half the size of a credit card and that can link directly to a laptop and the internet to provide ultra-long DNA sequence reads.  

Researchers, trainees, and the Executive Committee at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health were pleased to welcome Professor Santa Ono, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, on August 9 for an interactive tour.

The tour included highlights from the labs of Drs. Haakon Nygaard, Brian MacVicar, Terrance Snutch, Catharine Winstanley, and Naznin Virji-Babul, plus presentations on the Graduate Program in Neuroscience from Dr. Liisa Galea, and the NeuroImaging and NeuroComputation Centre from Dr. Kurt Haas. Drs. Raymond Lam and Lakshmi Yatham highlighted the Mood Disorders Clinic, and Matt Sacheli (PI: Dr. Jon Stoessl) spoke about Parkinson’s research in the Movement Disorders Clinic.

Thank you, Professor Ono, for taking the time to hear about the research and care taking place at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health – it was our pleasure to show you around, and we hope you’ll come back soon!