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  • Marie-Claire Wasson, BSc (University of Waterloo)


Dr. Paola Marcato

Program of Study:

MSc, Pathology

Project Title:

Determining How the Genomic Interactions of a Novel Long Non-Coding RNA, Non-Coding RNA in the Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 1 A Pathway (NRAD1), Leads to Gene Regulation and Proliferation in Breast Cancer

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2020
  • Genomics in Medicine Graduate Studentship (2020)

Career Aspirations:

My career objectives are to work with a team of dedicated researchers to innovate research methods and technologies and push the field of cancer research forward. I hope to leverage my background in biology and computer science to contribute to this field. After completing my Master's degree, I hope to go to medical school to become a clinician-scientist. I aspire to bridge the gap between clinical practice and medical knowledge. I hope to characterize cancer targets that will lend themselves to specific treatments and to further the field of precision medicine by facilitating the transition from research to clinical practice through genomic profiling.


Dalhousie University


Brown, J.M.; Wasson, M.D.; Marcato, P. The Missing Lnc: The Potential of Targeting Triple-Negative Breast Cancer and Cancer Stem Cells by Inhibiting Long Non-Coding RNAs. Cells 2020, 9, 763.

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