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UBC Postdoc Evan Haney receives 2016 Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award

On November 4, 2016, the Centre for Blood Research and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology presented Evan Haney with the 2016 Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award. This award provides $5,000 to a postdoctoral fellow who reflects Dr. Page’s academic excellence and his passion for life.

Dr. Haney is a postdoctoral fellow in the Hancock Lab where he researches novel IDR peptide therapeutics for pulmonary hyperinflammation in cystic fibrosis. At the award ceremony, Dr. Haney gave a 30-minute presentation on his career to date and his future aspirations entitled: Huddle Up and Science! (My Life in Football and Scientific Research).

The Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award was established in 2013 in memory of UBC alumus Dr. Michael John Page, who passed away suddenly in 2013 at the age of 36. Dr. Page completed his PhD in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2004 under Dr. Ross MacGillivray, and went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Enrico Di Cera at Washington University in St. Louis. At the time of his sudden passing in 2013, he held a junior faculty position at the University of California, San Francisco.

The Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award is awarded annually to a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology or the Centre for Blood Research in recognition of outstanding academic achievement combined with significant extra-curricular achievements (both scientific and non-scientific). Nominees must have held a PDF appointment at UBC for at least one year.

This award is supported by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Centre for Blood Research, and the generous support of New England Biolabs and the Page family.

ward presentation ceremony. (Left to right)  Ed Conway (Director, CBR) Solmaz Sobhanifar (2015 winner) Roger Page (Michael’s father) Evan Haney (2016 winner) Leonard Foster (Head, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) Ross MacGillivray (Michael’s graduate supervisor) Sarah Henderson (Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies)

Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award presentation ceremony, November 4, 2016. Left to right: Ed Conway (Director, CBR), Solmaz Sobhanifar (2015 winner), Roger Page (Dr. Page's father), Evan Haney (2016 winner), Leonard Foster (Head, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), Ross MacGillivray (Dr. Page’s graduate supervisor), Sarah Henderson (Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies). Photo credit: Amarpreet Grewal.