Research Studentships

The Brain Tumour Research Studentship program has been developed to accelerate brain tumour research and encourage new, young researchers to join the field.

Important research studentships are made possible from the generous support of donors. Studentships provide funding for two summers ($10,000 over two years) to young researchers, helping them to start their careers in the important field of brain tumour research. Thank you.  

One student explains the impact of receiving research funding:

"The amazing research opportunity that was provided to me because of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's Studentship Award allowed me to explore a field that I was interested in, and ultimately realise that it is where I want to follow my career in. Furthermore, it allowed me to get to know myself better through exploring my interests. Overall, this opportunity gave me the grounds to make decisions about the speciality and research areas I want to pursue in the future." ~ Omid

Current Research Students

Students investigating brain tumours during the summers of 2017 and 2018: 

 Oleksandra Kaskun  Alexander Rodzinka  Ashley Adile  Tae Hoon Lee  David Bobrowski
Oleksandra Kaskun  Alexander Rodzinka Ashley Adile  Tae Hoon Lee David Bobrowski 

Project: Targeting Bevacizumb resistance via LIVE-mediated vascular mimicry in Glioblastoma
 

 

Project: Targeting Unique Aspects of Cell Cycle Signalling as Therapeutic Direction for Glioblastoma Multiforme

 

Project: Small molecule inhibitors targeting self-renewal as a therapeutic option for recurrent childhood medulloblastoma 

 

Project: Proteomic profiling of low grade gliomas using a novel platform of mass spectrometry on formalin fixed paraffin embedded brain tumour tissue specimens Project: Co-expression of EphA2 &A3 Receptor Tyrosine Kinases Mark Brain Tumour Initiating Cell Population in Recurrent Human Glioblastoma
 
This studentship has been funded by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada donors. This studentship has been funded in memory of Taite Boomer. This studentship has been funded in memory of Taite Boomer. This studentship has been funded in memory of Taite Boomer.
This studentship has been funded in memory of Taite Boomer.


 

 Students investigating brain tumours during the summers of 2016 and 2017:

Colin Maslink Matthew Danker Karl Narvacan
Colin Maslink Matthew Dankner Karl Narvacan
Project: Targeted therapeutic disruption of the blood-brain barrier in childhood brainstem cancers

 
Project: Using patient-derived xenograft models to identify mediators of brain metastasis in diverse cancers

 
Project: Evaluation of nCounter technology in copy number variation analysis for the integrated classification and predictive prognosis of diffuse gliomas
Generously supported by the Turek Family. Generously supported by a gift from theTaite Boomer Foundation. Generously supported by a gift from theTaite Boomer Foundation.

  

Previous Research Students

Students investigating brain tumours during the summers of 2015 and 2016: 

Faran Rashid Omid Shearkhani Alexandre Corriveau Bayan Aloran Daniel Huang
Project: Searching for Potential New Anti-Cancer Compound(s) Against Human Glioblastoma Cancer Cells from British Columbia Wild Mushrooms Project: Developing and evaluating the performance of an automated computer-aided detection software for the follow-up of metastatic brain tumours

Project: Investigating non-coding RNA’s underlying temozolomide resistance in glioblastoma
multiforme

Project: Evaluation of anticancer activities of alcoholic extract of long pepper in human neuroblastoma and glioblastoma cells

Project: Understanding Top1 biology in the treatment of malignant brain tumours

 

This studentship has been funded in memory of Taite Boomer. This studentship has been funded by a gift in memory of Ron Hobbs. This studentship has been funded by a gift from Diane Cameron and Nexen Energy ULC in Memory of Edward Zdanowicz. This studentship was funded in memory of Val Hobbs.
This studentship has been funded by gifts from our donors.

 

Students investigating brain tumours during the summers of 2014 and 2015:

brain tumour research studentship Shriya Deshmukh brain tumour research studentship samer jaser
Shriya Deshmukh Samer Jasser Nadia Khan Thusyanth Vijaykumar
Project: Novel clinical applications of THOR methylation in cancer Project: Role of Spy1 in Neurogenesis; Implications in the Development of High Grade Glioma Project: Vision-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Pituitary Tumours Project: Sox2 marks the treatment-refractory population on Shh-dependent medulloblastoma stem cells
Generously funded by Rene Cayouette, Toronto ON Generously funded by Diane Cameron and Nexen Energy, Calgary AB, in Memory of Edward Zdanowicz Generously funded by Nexen Marketing, Calgary AB in memory of Joan Horte & Dave Herbert Generously funded in memory of Taite Boomer

Students investigating brain tumours during the summers of 2013 and 2014:

Santo Spencer Briguglio Brain Tumour Student Researcher Branavan Manoranjan is a brain tumour student researcher Robyn Leah McClelland is a brain tumour student researcher Julie Poitras is a brain tumour student reseracher Rajas Tipnis has recieved a brain tumour research studentship
Santo Spencer Briguglio Branavan Manoranjan Robyn Leah McClelland Julie Poitras Rajas Tipnis
         
This studentship was funded in memory of Erin Michelle Leis. This studentship was funded through the generosity of the Cayouette family This studentship was partially funded by the Canadian Society for Life Science Research This studentship was funded in memory of James Vreugdenhil through the generosity of his family, friends, and The Ultragiving Foundation
This studentship was funded in memory of Taite Boomer.

 About the Studentships

This program offers $10,000 research opportunities first-year medical students and first, second or third-year undergraduate science students pursuing a four-year Bachelor of Science degree. Research studentships offer funding for two summers of research work. All research studentships are funded thanks to the generosity of donors. 

Help build Canada's brain tumour research community by funding a Brain Tumour Research Fellowship. Contact us at 1-800-265-5106, ext. 227 or at - See more at: http://www.braintumour.ca/183/fellowship-program#sthash.LRhxCZD7.dpuf

Help build Canada's brain tumour research community by funding a Brain Tumour Research Fellowship. Contact us at 1-800-265-5106, ext. 227 or at sfelliott@braintumour.ca.

For more information about brain tumour research funding and programs, please contact:

Susan Ruypers
Research Program Specialist
sruypers@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 ext. 240


Thank you to all of the donors who were eager to help young researchers launch their careers in brain tumour research. You are helping to move the work forward to find better treatments and the causes of brain tumours.

 

 

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