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  • Justin Brown, BSc. (Honours) Biology


Dr. Paola Marcato

Program of Study:

MSc, Pathology

Project Title:

Using RNA-directed proteomics to elucidate the mechanism of ALDH1A3-regulated lncRNA, NRAD1, in triple-negative breast cancer and breast cancer stem cells

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2019

Career Aspirations:

Following the completion of my graduate studies at Dalhousie, my goal is to pursue a degree in medicine. I aspire to become a medical oncologist, where I can apply the knowledge obtained during my graduate degree to contribute to the ongoing efforts to improve patient outcomes. 


Dalhousie University


Walsh HR, Cruickshank BM, Brown JM and Marcato P (2019) The Flick of a Switch: Conferring Survival Advantage to Breast Cancer Stem Cells Through Metabolic Plasticity. Front. Oncol. 9:753. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2019.00753 

Brown JM, Wasson MCD and Marcato P (2020) The missing lnc: The potential of targeting triple-negative breast cancer and cancer stem cells by inhibiting long non-coding RNAs. Cells. (Submitted) 

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