Dr. Marya Ahmed, MSc, PhD

Appointments: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Faculty of Sustainable Design and Engineering; BHCRI Assistant Scientific Director, PEI Affiliations: University of Prince Edward Island Research Interests: Biomaterials, Drug delivery, immunotherapy, drug resistant carcinoma, polymer peptide hybrids, nanoparticles, proteomics The use of combination drugs to overcome aggressive, metastatic and resistant cancerous anomalies is a focus of … Read more

Dr. Eric P. Allain, PhD

Appointments: Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Université de Moncton; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke Affiliations: Vitalité Health Network, Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, Department of Clinical Genetics, 330 Université Ave, Moncton, NB, E1C 2Z3 Atlantic Cancer Research Institute, 27 Providence Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 8X3, Canada Department of Chemistry and … Read more

Dr. Stephen L. Bearne, Ph.D., M.D.C.M.

Appointments: Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, cross-appointed to the Department of Chemistry Affiliations: Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Research Interests: enzymology, enzyme inhibitor design, chemical biology, proteomics Inhibiting Enzymes to Fight Cancer Understanding how enzymes catalyze reactions and the precise interactions that occur between enzymes and molecules provides … Read more

Dr. Karen Bedard, PhD

Appointments: Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University Cross Appointment, Department of Pediatrics, Isaak Walton Killam Children’s Hospital Affiliations: Affiliated Scientist, Division of Hematopathology, Nova Scotia Health Authority Research Interests: Molecular Genetics Reactive Oxygen Species Working as part of a collaborative team including clinicians, geneticists, and bioinformaticians, we are identifying mutations responsible for rare genetic … Read more

Dr. Thomas J. Belbin, PhD

Appointments: GSK Chair in Oncology Research, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Associate Professor, Discipline of Oncology; Cross Appointed with Bioscience of Health and Disease; BHCRI Assistant Scientific Director, Newfoundland Affiliations: Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY USA Research Interests: epigenetics, genomics, bioinformatics, head and neck cancer, KRAB-ZNF … Read more

Dr. Touati Benoukraf, PhD

Appointments: Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair (tier 2) in Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine Affiliation: Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland Research interests: Bioinformatics, computational biology, epigenetics, omics, DNA methylation, transcription factors, sequencing, colorectal cancer Research Summary: As a Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine, I am actively integrating … Read more

Dr. Mark D. Berry, PhD

Appointments: Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry Affiliations: Memorial University of Newfoundland Adjunct Professor, College of Pharmacy & Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan Research Interests: Chemotherapy, toxicity, alopecia, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, programmed cell death, anti-apoptotics Prevention of cancer chemotherapy-induced toxicity We study the ability of small molecules to prevent chemotherapy-induced alopecia. Hair loss is regarded … Read more

Dr. Michael Bezuhly, MD, MSc, SM, FRCSC, FAAP

Appointments: Research Director, Division of Plastic Surgery; Program Director, Clinician-Investigator Program and Medical Research Graduate Program; Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery and Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University Head, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, IWK Health Centre Affiliations: Dalhousie University; IWK Health Centre Research Interests: breast cancer; melanoma; adipose-derived stem cells; fibrosis; cancer-associated fibroblasts; post-oncologic reconstruction. … Read more

Dr. Alamelu (Dharini) Bharadwaj, Ph.D.

Appointments: Research Associate, Adjunct (Faculty of Graduate Studies), Department of Pathology Affiliations: Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University Research Interests: Plasminogen-Plasmin activation, plasminogen receptors, tumor microenvironment, cancer progression and metastasis My current and future research goals are to understand the role of plasminogen activation systems, particularly the function of plasminogen receptors, in cancer progression, immunogenic cell … Read more

Dr. Jeanette Boudreau, PhD

Appointments: Scientific Director, Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; cross-appointed to the Department of Pathology Affiliations: Dalhousie University Research Interests: Natural Killer cells, NK immunogenetics, cancer gene and expression profiling, bioinformatics Precision natural killer cell therapy Cancer results when mutations in a person’s DNA drive uncontrolled growth of a population of … Read more