Academic Rank:
Adjunct Professor, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC
Research Associate, Canadian Blood Services, Center for Innovation
Centre for Blood Research, LSC
Short Bio:

Dr. Michael Sutherland received his PhD from the University of Ottawa, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology in 2003. Since then, Michael has been working with Dr Ed Pryzdial as a Research Associate with Canadian Blood Services at the UBC Center for Blood Research. The focus of Michael’s research is the manipulation of the coagulation system by enveloped viruses. This has lead to identification of novel pathways to initiate coagulation directly on the virus surface facilitated by both normal blood proteins and proteins encoded by the virus genome. These pathways not only contribute to the risk of vascular pathology, but the clotting enzymes the virus has evolved to activate enhance the susceptibility of host cells to infection.

Academic background

  • University of Ottawa, PhD, Biochemistry, October 2003
  • University of Ottawa, MSc, Biochemistry, December 1998
  • University of Ottawa, BSc, Biochemistry (Honors), May 1995
Primary Research Area
Blood research
Secondary Research Area
Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology