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Graduate Awards 4/4

Graduate Awards 4/4

Congratulations to Tim Walker on defending his Mini-Master’s and receiving a Dean’s Doctoral Award to
pursue a PhD with Dr. Lois Mulligan. Tim will explore the mechanism by which signalling from the Ret
receptor tyrosine kinase is disrupted in cancer.

Congratulations to Paolo Nasute Fauerbach for her recent publication on the role of definitive presurgical diagnosis for successful breast conserving surgery. Paola’s research with Drs. David Berman and Gabor Fichtinger is supported by Dean’s Doctoral Award.

Congratulations to Ivan Shapovalov on receiving a Dean’s Doctoral Award to pursue his PhD in Dr. Peter Greer’s lab where he is exploring the role of Calpains-1/2 in breast cancer and developing biosensors to screen for allosteric inhibitors of these proteases.

Congratulations to Danielle Harper on receiving a Dean’s Doctoral Award to pursue her PhD in Dr. Peter Greer’s lab where she is using HTP screening to discover synthetic lethal interactions between genetic
disruption of calpains-1/2 and libraries of clinical approved drugs.

Congratulations to Daniel Sainsbury Espiritu on receiving a Dean’s Doctoral Award to pursue his PhD
with Dr. Anna Panchenko where he will use computational method to identify histone mutations and
explore their involvement in oncogenesis and patient prognosis.