TGIF is the research community's signature seminar series. Every week, this event brings together established investigators and up-and-coming trainees from across the Oak Street campus to share their research findings, exchange ideas and foster collaboration.

This weekly series is hosted by CMMTBC Children's Hospital Research InstituteUBC and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and is organized by co-chairs Dr. Sara Mostafavi and Dr. Alexander Beristain, with the support of our Research Education team.  

Friday, February 23 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Room 2108

The role of PTP alpha in regulating invadopodia-mediated tumour cell motility
Lisa Decotret, UBC Graduate Student, BC Cancer Research Centre

The role of mucus in restricting CD8 T cell responses against intestinal antigens
Kevin Tsai, UBC Graduate Student, Priatel Research Team

TGIF is accredited as a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) 

as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the 
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions regarding individual speakers or the TGIF Seminar Series please email