Alexandre's Story: Research Studentship Recipient

Alexandre's Story: Research Studentship Recipient

Working with Dr. Pier Jr. Morin and the research team at Université de Moncton, Alexandre’s studentship project spanned two summers and sought to answer an important question for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients: is it possible to improve the current standard of care for GBM patients by identifying a genetic signature in treatment-resistant tumours? 

“Through the generous donations from organizations like Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, highly qualified students – even at smaller universities – can receive the funding that they need to carry out important research projects,” says Corriveau. “To date, several mechanisms of TMZ resistance have been identified and contribute to treatment failure, but there is much left to learn.” 
Research continues at Université de Moncton, but this studentship has awarded Alexandre with an experience that he will not soon forget: “I am extremely thankful to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada for the amazing opportunity I had as a result of this research studentship. Working in the lab has been immensely rewarding on an intellectual, professional, and personal level.” 
This September, Alexandre begins his third year of medical school at the University of Sherbrooke and he looks forward to choosing the focus of his career.
“Research is an option that I am considering for the future,” says Corriveau, “I have fallen in love with the depths and complexity of the human brain and its connection to other systems of the human body!”
Thank you Alexandre for providing this update since your Studentship finished and for continuing much needed research!

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