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Interview with Dr. Ross MacGillivray, CBR Founding Director

By March 16, 2018No Comments

Recently, Dr. Ross MacGillivray, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and one of the founding members of the CBR, retired after almost 37 years of work and dedication. Dr. MacGillivray served as the first Director of the CBR. His research focused on human blood proteins involved in coagulation and iron homeostasis. We interviewed him about his experience during all these years and asked him about his retirement plans.

Q. How did you become a Professor at UBC?
A. At that time, I applied for faculty positions at four different universities. Actually, UBC was the only one that I got an interview for, and I got an offer. I remember that I accepted the UBC offer at Christmas time, around 36-37 years ago.