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Graduate Awards 3/4

Graduate Awards 3/4

Congratulations to Tejo Poluri on winning a Robert J. Wilson Fellowship. Tejo’sPhD project with Drs. Bob Gooding and David Berman uses a bioinformatic analysis of DNA methylation patterns to detect and diagnose prostate cancer, and p redict which patients will require treatment.

Congratulations to Justin Wong on receiving a Robert J. Wilson Fellowship. Justin’sPhD project with Dr. Neil Renwick explores using miRNAs that are expressed in neuroendocrine tumors as biomarkers to detect and diagnose these clinically challenging tumors.

Congratulations to Alex Pipchuk on winning an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Alex’s MSc project in Dr. Xiaolong Yang’s lab studies the Me rlin/NF2 tumor suppressor using a clever split-luciferase biosensor designed to evaluate its mechanism of regulation in cancer cells.

Congratulations to Emily Cohen on winning a Carmichael Fellowship. Emily’s MSc project in Dr. Tricia Cottrell’s lab
studies the response of lung cancer patients to immune checkpoint blockade treatment and the correlation with
immune cell composition of the tumor.

Graduate Awards 2/4

Graduate Awards 2/4

Congratulations to Matthew Cormier who earned a highly competitive CIHR-CGS-D Fellowship. Matt’s PhD project in Dr. David Lillicrap’s lab explores the role of the gut microbiome in complications associated with Facto r VIII treatment of Hemophilia A patients.

Congratulations to Olivia Lopes for winning a Queen’s Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology. Olivia’sPhD project in Dr. Mich ael Rauh’s lab will explore the use of next generation DNA sequencing to predict the outcome of immunotherapies.

Congratulations to Natasha Iaboni for winning a McLau ghin-Bracken Fellowship. Natasha’s MSc project in Dr. Chris Nicol’s lab employs transgenic mouse models study the tumor-suppressor functions of the PPARg trans criptional regulator in breast cancer.

Congratulations to Jina Nanayakkara who was recognized with a CIHR-CGS-D Fellowship in this year. Jina’sPhD project in Dr. Neil Renwick’slab studies microRNA expression in neuroendocrine tumors and their potential as molecular biomarkers for the detection and diagnosis of these difficult to identify and treat tumors.

Graduate Awards

Graduate Awards 1/4

Congratulations to Jenny Min on winning a Franklin Bracken Fellowship. Jenny will be starting her second year in the MSc program this September in Dr. Peter Greer’slab where she studies the role of
calpain proteases in breast cancer.

Congratulations to Derek Zhang on his success with a CIHR-CGS-M Fellowship. Derek’s MS c project with Dr. Xiaolong Yang explores the involvement of the PTPN12 phosph atase in Hippo signaling in breast cancer metastasis.

Congratulations to Christina Ferrone who was recognized with a prestigious CIHR- CGS-D Fellowship. Christina’sPhD project in Dr. Michael Rauh’s lab uses next generation DNA sequencing diagnose and
characterize hematologic malignancies.

Congratulations to Brian Laight on winning an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Brian’s PhD project in Dr. Peter Greer’s lab explores Fes/Fer kinases and the Ezrin adaptor as novel therapeutic targets in breast can cer, employing both genetic and small molecule inhibitor strategies.

Covid19 update effective sept07

 Effective September 7th, 2021, amendments made to Step 3 regulations will remove physical distancing and capacity limit requirements for indoor instructional spaces (e.g., classrooms, labs, libraries, etc.) at PSE institutions.
        This applies to indoor instructional spaces only, while Step 3 requirements for outdoor instructional spaces remain the same.
    Outside of these specific changes, PSE institutions continue to be subject to all other Step 3 requirements, including masking indoors.