WHRI Core Laboratory Facilities

The WHRI Investigators have access to two core web lab facilities on the Oak Street Campus: the Skidmore-Goodman Wet Lab and the BC Women’s Research Lab.

Translational research in these laboratories span a range of areas, such as reproductive infectious diseases, HIV in pregnancy, recurrent pregnancy loss, and endometriosis.

Photo credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine, BC Women’s Health Foundation
LAB services + Equipment
Skidmore-Goodman Wet Lab
BC Women's Research Lab

Equipment is available for services such as:

  • Tissue processing
  • Cell culture
  • Real-time PCR ELISA, Western blot
  • Bright field and fluorescence imaging 

For more information about the Skidmore-Goodman lab, please contact WHRI Assistant Director, Dr. Paul Yong at pyong@cw.bc.ca

Location: 1st Floor, BC Women’s Crossroads (Entrance 93)

Services Offered:

  • Adult blood draws
  • Sample processing
  • Storage
  • Shipping

For more information on this service, please contact the BC Women’s Research Lab Coordinator, Beheroze Sattha, via email beheroze.sattha@cw.bc.ca or call 604-875-2000 extension 5677.

Location: 4th Floor, Shaughnessy Building (Entrance 77)

other resources

Explore the other facilities available to WHRI researchers on the Oak Street Campus: 

  • Perinatal IMaging and Evaluation (PRIME) Centre: an ultrasound research facility and hub for researchers to collaborate and to advance health care through the use of cutting edge technology.
  • BC Children’s Hospital Biobank: The BioBank collects samples such as blood, tissue, bone marrow, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, saliva, and pregnancy-related samples such as placenta, cord blood, and maternal blood from patients who are seeking care at either BCCH or BCWH. These samples are available on request for ethically-approved research projects worldwide.
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