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  • Sarah Veinot, B.Sc.H.


Dr. Jennifer Corcoran


Dr. John Rohde

Program of Study:

MSc, Microbiology & Immunology

Project Title:

Viral Modulation of Kinase SUMOylation and Its Contributions to Cancer

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2018
  • NIB Trust Fund Award - 2016
  • NSERC USRA - 2016
  • Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship - 2015
  • Curtis H. & Margaret T. Chipman Award - 2015
  • Acadia Excellence Scholarship - 2013

Career Aspirations:

Cancer has affected the lives of so many people, from a wide range of different backgrounds. I want to alleviate the suffering that often results from the diagnosis of an individual or their loved ones with cancer, and is why I sought to study the oncogenic virus known as Kaposi‚Äôs sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). By studying this virus and the molecular mechanisms that contribute to oncogenesis, I hope to identify possible targets for future treatments to help those affected by the virus.


Dalhousie University


Chase, E., Robicheau, B., Veinot, S., Breton, S., Stewart, D. (2018). The complete mitochondrial genome of the hermaphroditic freshwater mussel Anodonta cygnea (Bivalvia: Unionidae): in silico analyses of sex-specific ORFs across order Unionoida. BMC Genomics, 19:221.

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