Home town and Country: London, UK
Education: B.Sc., M.Sc. University of Alberta
Scientific Interests: Cancer Biology
Medicine by Design Post-Doctoral Fellow
Home town and Country: Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Education: Honours B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences, Waterloo, Canada
PhD in Immunology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
PDF, Experimental Therapeutics, UHN, Toronto, Canada
Scientific Interests: Cancer immunotherapy, Tumour immunity, Tumour microenvironment, Lung cancer, Antigen-specific T cell responses, CAR T cells, TILs, Cancer Stem cells, Stem cells
Hobbies and Interests: Teaching, running, biking, hiking, swimming, volleyball, rock climbing, yoga, zumba, skiing, culinary arts, soccer, movies, music, and especially reading (besides scientific papers) literature whenever I have a time.
"All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may transcend any convention if only one can first conceive of doing so.”
-David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
CBCF Post-Doctoral Fellow
Hometown and Country: Erode, Tamilnadu, India
Education: Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Supervisor Dr. Joe Casey
Scientific Interests: Head and Neck Squamous Cell carcinoma, Functional Cancer Genomics, Breast Cancer and Tumor supressors
Hobbies and Interests: Reading (not scientific articles!), Photography, Farming, Recreational Soccer, Computers and technology, Volleyball and TV shows.
"I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me". - Sir Isaac Newton
Hometown and Country: Marseille, France.
Education: M.Sc. Cell biology, Aix-Marseille University;
Ph.D. in Immunology, Aix-Marseille University & CRCM
Scientific Interests: Functional Cancer Genomics, Pancreatic Cancer, Cell Polarity & WNTs biology
Hobbies and Interests: Close-up Magic, Photography, Street Art, Cinema, Reading, Soccer, Basketball.
“The closer you look, the less you see”
Medicine by Design Post-Doctoral Fellow
Hometown and Country: Ottawa, Canada
Education: Honour's B.Sc. with Specialization in Biochemistry, University of Ottawa
Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa
Scientific Interests: : Breast Cancer,Mammary Gland Development, Molecular Biology, Cellular Signaling, Functional Genomics
Hobbies and Interests: Ultimate Frisbee, Video Games, Craft Beer and Cooking
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!" Dr. Seuss
CIHR Graduate student
Hometown and Country: Toronto, Canada
Education: B.Sc. with Honours in Biology at Dalhousie University
Home town and Country: Toronto, Canada and Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Education: H.B.Sc. University of Toronto
Scientific Interests: Glioma, models of diseases, somatic DNA manipulation, functional genomics
Hobbies and Interests: Traveling, volleyball, baseball, weightlifting and anything involving a beach
Hometown and Country: Beijing, China.
Education: Diploma, National Advanced Class of Science, High School #2 of Beijing Normal University.
B.Sc. First Class Honours, Biochemistry, McGill University.
M.Sc. Biochemistry, McGill University, with Prof. Jose Teodoro.
Scientific Interests: Using animal models and computer to understand and improve treatment for human diseases such as cancer; adenovirology and cell cycle regulation.
Hobbies and Interests: Learning something new everyday! Playing the piano, International politics, Reading for general knowledge, Travelling around the world and meeting new friends, Photographing.
"Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Stay happy."
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." -Sir Isaac Newton.
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop.
Home town and Country: Lahore, Pakistan
Education: B.Sc. (Hons) Genetics, University of Liverpool, UK
MSc Medical Genetics, University of Glasgow, UK
Masters in Bioinformatics, University of Guelph, Canada
Scientific Interests: Molecular pathogenesis of cancers, Cancer stem cells, super enhancers in cancers, functional genomics and bioinformatics
Hobbies and Interests: custom computers, technology, wood working, cricket, comparative religions and above everything, my wife.
"Knowledge is not what is memorized, knowledge is what benefits.” - Imam Shafi
Hometown: Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada
Education: B.Sc with Honors Co-op at University of Waterloo
Scientific Interests: Skin Cancer and Disease, Cancer Immunotherapy, and molecular signaling pathways in cancer.
Hobbies and Interests: Baking, reading (aside from scientific), scrapbook card making, swimming, and traveling.
Hometown: Toronto, Canada and Seoul, South Korea
Education: H.B.Sc in Immunology and Physiology, University of Toronto
Scientific Interests: Cancer mechanobiology, cancer functional genomics, developmental biology, planar cell polarity
Hobbies and Interests: Orchestral composition, conducting, piano, trumpet, movies, board games, video games
Graduate student (Co-supervised)
Education: B.Sc. University of Toronto
Scientific Interests: Bladder cancer functional genomics and modelling
Hobbies and Interests: Learning how to code, reading and playing the flute.
Home town and Country: Sichuan, China
Education: B.S, Biochemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
PhD, Pharmacology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, US
Postdoc, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN, Toronto, ON, Canada
Scientific Interests: Functional cancer genomics and Glioma
Hobbies and interests: Hiking, reading and travel
Home town and Country: Toronto, Canada and Hong Kong, China
Education: H.B. Sc. University of Toronto (Genetics)
Scientific Interests: Utilizing animal models to better understand the pathways leading to human diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
Hobbies and Interests: Violin player, world traveller, marathon runner, volleyball player, boardgamer
Honestas Ante Honores: Honesty before Glory (KGV School)
Hometown and Country: Punjab, India
Education: M.Sc. Environmental Science, Govt. Science College, JBP, India
M.Sc. Plant Physiology, IRBV, Université de Montréal
Hobbies and Interests: Baking, reading, gardening, traveling and craft activities with my girls.
Brittany B. CArson