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  • Alexandria Tobin, B.Sc. Biochemistry

Supervisor:

Dr. Sherri L. Christian

Co-supervisor:

Dr. Robert Brown

Program of Study:

M.Sc. Biochemistry

Project Title:

The Role of Lipoprotein Lipase in the Growth and Progression of Breast Cancer

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2018
  • 8th Annual MUN Biochemistry Symposium Msc Oral presentation runner-up
  • Faculty of Science Dean’s list 2016-2017
  • Faculty of Science Dean’s list 2015-2016
  • Memorial University Entrance Scholarship 2013
  • Electoral District Scholarship 2013

Career Aspirations:

Upon completion of my Master’s degree, I intend to continue my studies in a cancer focused PhD program. I want to continue to work on breast cancer to further investigate the role of lipids in breast cancer growth and progression. My long-term goal is to work in translational research where I would work in conjunction with clinics to assess the risk of breast cancer development from biomarkers in the blood, overall improving the prognosis of breast cancer patients.

Location:

Memorial University
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