Kazeem Adefemi, BSc, MPH

Supervisor: Dr. Peizhong Peter Wang Program of Study: PhD in Medicine (Community Health & Humanities) Project Title: Do Age and Co-morbidity status affect colorectal cancer screening and screening outcomes among the elderly NL population? Research Summary: Cancer of the large intestine (colon) and rectum, known collectively as Colorectal Cancer has become a major cause of … Read more

Haya Al Bitar, BSc. Honours in Microbiology and Immunology

Supervisor: Dr. Jean Marshall Program of Study: MSc, Microbiology and Immunology Project Title: The role of mast cells in STING-mediated ovarian cancer immunotherapy Research Summary: Ovarian cancer is a devastating health concern that is commonly diagnosed at advanced stages when the cancer has spread throughout the body. This makes it a difficult disease to treat … Read more

Akinola Adekoya Alafiatayo, PhD

Supervisor: Dr. Sevtap Savas Co-supervisor: Dr. Touati Benoukraf Program of Study: Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Sciences (Genetics) Project Title: Understanding the genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, and microbiome landscape of colorectal cancer Research Summary: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers affecting Canadians. The highest number of cases and death rates from this cancer are … Read more

Riley Arseneau

Supervisor: Dr. Jeanette Boudreau Program of Study: MSc, Pathology Project Title: Integrating Cancer Genetics and Immunology to Design Precision Therapies for Pancreatic Cancer Research Summary: Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers and has a very poor five-year survival rate. Therefore, there is an urgent need for new treatment options. Our research focuses on … Read more

Raj Pranap Arun

Supervisor: Dr. Paola Marcato Program of Study: Pathology Project Title: Influence of ALDH1A3 on the miRNA landscape in triple-negative breast cancers Research Summary: Decisions for therapy for breast cancers are based on how advanced the cancer is and if the breast tumor makes three hormone receptors, since these receptors allow for treatment with hormone-based therapies. … Read more

Jasmine Barra, PhD

Supervisor: Dr. Jean Marshall Program of Study: Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology Project Title: Elucidating the mechanism of action of IL‐5 as a promoter of IFN expression by mast cells in the tumour Microenvironment Research Summary: One of the deadliest diseases in Canada is cancer. At least one of every two Canadians will get cancer … Read more

Dharmapal Burne, PhD

Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Gaston Program of Study: Postdoctoral Fellow, Pathology Location: Dalhousie University

Emily Carter, BSc

Supervisor: Dr. Jeanette Boudreau Program of Study: MSc, Microbiology & Immunology Project Title: Prescriptive Natural Killer Cell Based Immunotherapy for Leukemia Research Summary: Natural killer cells are immune cells that kill cancer cells. This killing is seen strongly against leukemia, a blood cancer. Despite early remissions, current treatments cannot always prevent relapse, so more effective … Read more

Deepak Chauhan, PhD

Supervisor: Dr. Channakeshava S Umeshappa Program of Study: Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology Project Title: Development of immune-engineered nanoparticles for solid tumor therapy Research Summary: Cancer is a challenging disease, and most of the treatment ultimately fails. Although conventional treatments such as surgery, anticancer drugs, and radiation are helpful to some extent, they show severe … Read more

Sandhya Chipurupalli, PhD

Supervisor: Dr. Kirill Rosen Program of Study: Postdoctoral Fellow Project Title: Ferroptosis-promoting drugs as novel tools for breast cancer treatment Research Summary: Approximately 15 Canadian women die from breast cancer every day. Hence, new breast cancers treatments are needed. Some drugs cause an iron-mediated form of cell death known as ferroptosis. We found that one … Read more