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  • Megan Rae Strachan-Whaley, BSc, MBS, PhD


Dr. Graham Dellaire


Dr. Brent Johnston

Program of Study:

Postdoctoral fellow

Project Title:

Investigating the Role of Promyelocytic Protein in Cancer Immunity

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2019
  • PhD OVC Scholarship
  • PhD studentship from the MS Society of Canada 

Career Aspirations:

I have loved research since my thesis project as an undergraduate student. After completing a masters, I developed a passion for immunology. After abruptly losing a beloved family member to acute leukemia I chose to pursue a very successful PhD with Dr. Byram Bridle at the University of Guelph. I was determined to identify effective therapies for acute leukemias using immune therapeutics. Upon completion of my PhD, I chose a post-doctoral fellowship that will utilize my developed skills while also providing an opportunity to learn new techniques and work with breast cancer models. I intend to continue to pursue a career developing cancer immune therapeutics.


Dalhousie University


Megan R. Strachan-Whaley, Serge Rivest, and V. Wee Yong (2014). Interactions Between Microglia and T Cells in Multiple Sclerosis Pathobiology Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research. 34(8): 615-622

Megan R. Strachan-Whaley, Kate Reilly, James Dobson and Bettina E. Kalisch (2015). Map Kinase and PKC Signaling Pathways Modulate NGF-Mediated ApoE Transcription. Neuroscience Letters, 595: 54–59

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