2016 Alberta Cancer Foundation Trainees

The Alberta Cancer Foundation is pleased to confirm our continued support for exceptional students interested in medical or health research related to cancer. We support trainees from across the cancer control continuum which includes etiology, prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, health services and supportive care. With the support of our donors, we will invest over $1.5 M in 2016/2017 in trainees, students and fellows.

Trainees supported in 2016/2017

 

Post-Doctoral Fellows:

MOKARRAM HOSSAIN

Sponsor: Dr. Paul Kubes
Department: Physioloty & Pharmacology
Title: The Body Cavity Macrophage: A New Paradigm for Macrophase Recruitment to Injured and Abnormal Tissues

JESSICA SARTHI

Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Cobb
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Title: The Function of Scc3 (hSTAG2) in Transcription and Cancer Development

ARJUMAND WANI

Sponsor: Dr. Susan Lees-Miller
Department: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Oncology
Title: PI3K/AKT/mTOR Pathway as a Potential Therapeutic Target in Cervical Cancer

SATBIR THAKUR

Sponsor: Dr. Don Morris
Department: Oncology
Title: MDSC Infiltration in the Tumour Microenvironment in Urothelial Carcinoma and Its Clinical Implication for Disease Stratification and Survival

TANVEER SHEIKH

Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer A. Chan
Department: Pathology & Lab Medicine
Title: The role of CIC in oligodendroglioma development: A mechanistic approach

MAYUKH BANERJEE

Sponsor: Dr. Elaine M. Leslie
Department: Physiology
Title: The role of MRP4 in presenting arsenic-induced toxicity and carcinogenesis

JATINDER KAUR

Sponsor: Dr. Frank Wuest
Department: Oncology
Title: Design, Syntheses and bio-evaluation of Fluorescent Cycloosygenase-2 Inhibitors: Imaging of Cycloosygenase-2 isozyme as Bio-marker of Cancer

YIJUN ALICE WANG

Sponsor: Dr. Samuel Weiss
Department: Cell Biology & Anatomy
Title: Role of the Myc transcription factor in the malignant brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme

ASTRID DEBOECK

Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Robbins
Department: Oncology
Title: Role of tumour microenvironment in the progression of malignant glioma

 

Clinical Fellows:

MITA MANNA

Sponsor: Dr. Theresa Trotter

SARA BEATTIE

Sponsor: Dr. Theresa Trotter

ANDREA FELDSTAIN

Sponsor: Dr. Theresa Trotter

SARAH QUIRK

Sponsor: Dr. Theresa Trotter

NANCY A NIXON

Sponsor: Dr. Theresa Trotter

WAJID SAYEED

(Lynne Marshall & Wayne Foo Cancer Research Clinical Fellowship)
Sponsor: Dr. Theresa Trotter

BENJAMIN TURNER

(Cameron C. Daye Sarcoma Research Clinical Fellowship)
Sponsor: Dr. Theresa Trotter

MUHAMMAD FAISAL JAMALUDDIN

Sponsor: Dr. Alysa Fairchild

ERIC M KIM

(Michael J Hutchinson Fellowship)
Sponsor: Dr. Alysa Fairchild

ARTHUR GREGORY A. LUI

Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Spratlin

PETRA GRENDAROVA

(Dr. Anthony Fields Research Clinical Fellowship)
Sponsor: Dr. Marilynne Hebert

 

Graduate Students:

ROSY DABAS

(Catherine M. Pearson Cancer Research Graduate Studentship & Cameron C. Daye research allowance)
Sponsor: Dr. Jan Storek
Department: Medicine
Title: Toward High Dose Antithymocyte Globulin For Prophylaxis of Both Graft-Vs-Host Disease and Leukemia Relapse After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

MACKENZIE COATHAM

(William Herbert Young Cancer Research Graduate Studentship & Dr. Cyril M Kay)
Sponsor: Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit
Department: Oncology
Title: Linking Mutations to SWI/SNF Protein Complexes to Aggressive Dedifferentiated Endometrial Carcinoma

HODA SOLEYMANI ABHYANEH

Sponsor: Dr. Afsanah Lavasanifar
Department: Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Title: Nanotechnology for Enhanced Chemotherapy in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

EUGENE YIP

Sponsor: Dr. Gino Fallone
Department: Oncology
Title: Highly Accelerated Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Real Time Lung Tumour Tracking

LAURA LEE

Sponsor: Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit
Department: Oncology
Title: Epigenetic Role of Hypoxia and Nodal in Dysregulation of cancer Stem cells

OSAMA ELSHENAWY

Sponsor: Dr. El-Kadi Ayman
Department: Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Title: Effect of Arsenicals on Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Regulated Genes

THE (KEVIN) VO

Sponsor: Dr. Roseline Godbout
Department: Oncology
Title: From Basic to Translational Research: Understanding and Targeting Infiltrative Tumour Cells in Glioblastoma

JENILEE WAY

(Dr. Cyril M. Kay Graduate Studentship Award)
Sponsor: Dr. Frank Wuest
Department: Oncology
Title: Molecular Imaging of Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Through Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 Alpha and Carbonic Anhydrase IX

KATHERINE JENSEN

Sponsor: Dr. Samuel Weiss
Department: Oncology
Title: Molecular Imaging of Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Through Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 Alpha and Carbonic Anhydrase IX

SARANYA NAVANEETHA KRISHNAN

Sponsor: Dr. Ki-Young Lee
Department: Cell Biology & Anatomy
Title: Targeting Cycin-Dependent Kinase 5 for Synthetic Lethal Killing of Breast Cancer Cells

BRITTANY UMER

Sponsor: Dr. David Evans
Department: Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Title: Use of an oncolytic pox virus combination therapy with guided radiation tumor treatment

FANGWU WANG

Sponsor: Dr. Karl Riabowol
Department: Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Title: Epigenetic regulation of tumour differentiation by ING5

CHARLES SHESNELONG

Sponsor: Dr. Samuel Weiss
Department: Cell Biology & Anatomy
Title: Investigation of the relationship and role of STAT3 and SNAI2 in the promotion of an EMT-like process in Flioblastoma Brain Tumor Stem Cells multiforme

JEAN-DAVID JUTRAS

Sponsor: Dr. Nicola DeZanche
Department: Biochemistry
Title: 3D magnetic resonance imaging for improved target delineation and tissue classification in image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)

REBECCA MERCIER

Sponsor: Dr. Paul LaPointe
Department: Biological Sciences
Title: Investigation of Hsp90 regulation by the Aha type co-chaperone family

JAIN SAKET

(Dr. Herbert Meltzer Memorial Fellowship)
Sponsor: Dr. Alan Underhill
Department: Oncology

 

Antoine Noujaim Scholarship

BRYSON DIETZ

Sponsor: Dr. Alexander McEwan

MIN HSUAN WU

Sponsor: Dr. Alexander McEwan

SANG HO (Damion) CHOI

Sponsor: Dr. Alexander McEwan

Six additional scholarships in this category will be confirmed shortly.

 

Summer Students

REGAN MAH

(Betty K. Brown Summer Studentship)
Sponsor:  Dr. Ing Swie Goping
Department:  Biological Sciences
Title: Using a Three Dimensional Cell Culture Model to Elucidate the Molecular Signaling Pathway of a Prognostic Marker for Breast Cancer

SONYA SOH

(Cathy Compton McNabb Summer Studentship)
Sponsor:  Dr. Michael Overduin
Department:  Biochemistry
Title: Structure-based Design of SHP2 Inhibitor to Specifically Target Leukemia

RADHIKA SINGH

(Lynda Doiron Summer Studentship)
Sponsor: Dr. Sunita Vohra
Department: Pediatrics
Title:  Oncology SONAR: Researching Interactions Between Natural Health Products and Pharmaceutical Drugs Used in Cancer Therapy

ERIN BALCOM

(Victor Osten Summer Studentship)
Sponsor:  Dr. Christopher Power
Department:  Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Title: Inflammasome Activation in Glioblastoma Multiforme

AMY DUONG

(Mark Ariss Summer Studentship)
Sponsor:  Dr. Michael Weinfeld
Department:  Oncology
Title: Synthetic Lethal Partnerships of Human Polynucleotide Kinase/Phosphatase

SHI GE

(Linda Singleton Summer Studentship)
Sponsor:  Dr. Alan Underhill
Department:  Oncology
Title: Epigenetic Dysfunction in Breast Cancer

CYNTHIA LAM

(David C. Stokes Summer Studentship)
Sponsor:  Dr. Jan Storek
Department:  Medicine
Title: Epstein - Barr virus Specific T Cells Predicting Relapse of Leukemia after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

CHIDERA NWAROH

(Hopewell Residential Cancer Research Summer Studentship)
Sponsor:  Dr. Don Morris
Department:  Oncology
Title:  Development of a Predictive Diagnostic Test for Cancer Immunotherapy

AMIT MANOCHA

(Richard Singleton Summer Studentship)
Sponsor:  Dr. Faisal Khan
Department:  Pathology & laboratory Medicine
Title:  Influence of Killer Immunoglobulin Like Receptors (KIR) Gene Signatures on Anti-EBV Functions of Natural Killer Cell

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