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2020 William Donald Nash Brain Tumour Research Fellowship Recipient Nicholas Mikolajewicz Postdoctoral Researcher Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research University […]
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Dr. Sara Elkashef, University Health Network. Project Title: "Radiation-immunotherapy combination treatment for glioblastoma: improving the therapeutic ratio"
Janet Ellis, University of Toronto. Project Title: “Evaluating the Impact of Dignity Therapy on Quality of Life in Patients with Brain Tumour: A Pilot Study”
Derek Tsang and Fiona Schulte, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Project Title: “Prospective Quality-of-Life Study of Children Treated with Repeat Radiotherapy for Brain Tumours (QoL-ReRT)”
Raymond Reilly, University of Toronto. Project Title: “Radiation Nanomedicine for Intraoperative Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)”
Shane Harding, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Project Title: “Radiotherapy-induced brain toxicity: A mechanistic basis and therapeutic opportunity”
Mehul Gupta is an Undergraduate Science Student at the University of Calgary. Project title: “The Perfect Shot: Generation of Personalized Vaccines for Refractory Childhood Brain Tumours”
Dr. Brent Guppy, William Donald Nash Brain Tumour Research Fellow, University of Manitoba. Project Title: "Enhancing selumetinib-mediated killing of SHH medulloblastoma"
Pejman Jabehdar Maralani, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Project Title: “Advanced magnetic resonance imaging for detection of tumour regions enriched with glioma stem cell niches”
Qi Zhang, London Health Sciences Centre. Project Title: “Discovering Lung Cancer Biomarkers Predictive of Brain Metastasis”
Di Zhu is an Undergraduate Science Student at the University of Toronto. Project title: "Targeting Obligate Pathways of Metastasis and Recurrence in Medulloblastoma”
Sabra Salim is an Undergraduate Science Student at McMaster University. Project title: "Improving the safety of CAR-T cells using inducible caspase-9 safety switch”
Quin Xie is an Undergraduate Science Student at the University of Toronto. Project title: "Automated histopathologic classification of brain tumours”
Dr. Ugljesa Djuric, Richard Motyka Brain Tumour Research Fellow, University Health Network. Project Title: "Systematic proteomic profiling and subclassification of Glioblastoma”
Dr. Vijay Ramaswamy, Hospital for Sick Children. Projec: "Mechanisms of treatment resistance in supratentorial ependymoma"
Tommy Alain, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO RI). Project: "Characterization of a New Pharmaco-Viral Approach for the Treatment of Brain Cancer"
Thomas Klonisch, University of Manitoba. Project: "Novel minimally-invasive immune-proteome biomarker strategy for Glioblastoma"
Phedias Diamandis, University Health Network / Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Project: "The brAIn Project: biological rendering through Artificial Intelligence and neural networks"
Gelareh Zadeh, Princess Margaret Cancer Center. Project: “Pimonidazole as a specific marker for hypoxia in glioblastoma and identification of marker genes associated with its uptake”
Oleksandra Kaskun is an Undergraduate Science Student at University of Toronto. Project title: "Targeting Bevacizumb resistance via LIVE-mediated vascular mimicry in Glioblastoma"
David Bobrowski is an Undergraduate Science Student at McMaster University. Project: "Co-expression of EphA2 &A3 Receptor Tyrosine Kinases Mark Brain Tumour Initiating Cell Population in Recurrent Human Glioblastoma”
Tae Hoon Lee is a Medical Student at University of British Columbia. Project: ”Proteomic profiling of low grade gliomas using a novel platform of mass spectrometry on formalin fixed paraffin embedded brain tumour tissue specimens”
Ashley Adile is an Undergraduate Science Student at McMaster University. Project:"Small molecule inhibitors targeting self-renewal as a therapeutic option for recurrent childhood medulloblastoma"
Alexander Rodzinka is an Undergraduate Science Student at University of Windsor. Project: "Targeting Unique Aspects of Cell Cycle Signalling as Therapeutic Direction for Glioblastoma Multiforme"
Carolina Nor, William Donald Nash Brain Tumour Research Fellow, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON. Project Title: "Rationale targeting of very high risk medulloblastoma of childhood"
Karl Narvacan is a Medical Student at the University of Alberta. Project: “Evaluation of nCounter technology in copy number variation analysis for the integrated classification and predictive prognosis of diffuse gliomas”
Matthew Dankner is a Medical Student at McGill University. Project: "Using patient-derived xenograft models to identify mediators of brain metastasis in diverse cancers"
Colin Maslink is a Medical Student at the University of Toronto. Project: "Targeted therapeutic disruption of the blood-brain barrier in childhood brainstem cancers"
Dr. Matias Mariani, Health Sciences North/Horizon Sante-Nord. Project: "Teleneuropsychology: Assessment and Intervention in High-Grade Primary Brain Tumours"
Dr. Paula Foster, University of Western Ontario. Project: "Investigating the impact of radiation-induced damage on promoting metastatic tumour growth in the brain"
Lisa Porter, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Windsor. Project Title: "Optimizing Novel Therapies for Medulloblastoma"
Steven Selchen, Sunnybrook Research Institute. Project: "A Mindfulness-Based Intervention to Improve Quality of Life Among Brain Tumour Survivors"
Sébastien Perreault, CHU Sainte-Justine. Project: "Steady-state visual evoked potentials to assess visual function in children with optic pathway glioma: a new approach"
Andrea Lo, Nazira Mamdani Brain Tumour Research Fellow. Project Title: Treatment approaches, outcomes and complications in adolescents and young adults of intracranial germ cell tumours
Bayan Aloran is a student at the University of Windsor. Project: “Evaluation of anticancer activities of alcoholic extract of long pepper in human neuroblastoma and glioblastoma cells”
Alexandre Corriveau is a student at the Universite de Moncton. Project: "Investigating non-coding RNA’s underlying temozolomide resistance in glioblastoma multiforme"
Omid Shearkhani is a student at the University of Toronto. Project: "Developing and evaluating the performance of an automated computer-aided detection software for the follow-up of metastatic brain tumours"
Faran Rashid is a student at the University of Northern British Columbia. Project: “Searching for Potential New Anti-Cancer Compound(s) Against Human Glioblastoma Cancer Cells from British Columbia Wild Mushrooms”
Daniel Huang is a student at McGill University. Project: “Understanding Top1 biology in the treatment of malignant brain tumours”
Dr. Michael Taylor; Hospital for Sick Children. Project: "Unraveling intratumor heterogeneity in childhood medulloblastoma"
Sheila Singh, McMaster University. Project: "Therapeutic targeting of Sox2+ treatment-refractory stem cells in sonic hedgehog-dependent pediatric medulloblastoma"
Dr. Pejman Jabehdar Maralani; University of Toronto. Project: "Quantitative blood oxygenation level dependent (qBOLD) MR imaging of glioblastoma multiforme for assessment of tumour hypoxia"
Dr. Ian Lorimer; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Project: "Targeting Glioblastoma tumour initiating cells via inhibition of fatty acid synthase"
Dr. John Kelly; University of Calgary. Project: "Combinatorial treatment of glioblastoma initiating cells with microglial cytokines and STAT3 inhibition"
Florence Cavalli, Stephen Buttrum Brain Tumour Research Fellow. Project Title: Deciphering the transcriptional regulation underlying Medulloblastoma subgroups.
Cathy Lee, Richard Motyka Brain Tumour Research Fellow. Project Title: Myc- mediated cell extrinsic signaling in brain tumour progression
Thusyanth is a biomedical sciences student at McMaster University. Project "Sox2 marks the treatment-refractory population on Shh-dependent medulloblastoma stem cells".
Samer is a biology student at the University of Windsor. Project: Role of Spy1 in Neurogenesis; Implications in the Development of High Grade Glioma
Shriya Deshmukh is a neuroscience student at the University of Toronto. Project: "Novel clinical applications of THOR methylation in cancer"
Nadia is a first-year medical student at Western University in London, ON. Project title: Vision-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Pituitary Tumours
Dr. Mark Ruschin, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre. Project: Comparison of healthy tissue sparing using different radiation delivery devices for focal irradiation of multiple brain metastases
Dr. Kevin Petrecca, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. Project: "Development of novel therapeutics to prevent brain cancer invasion"
Dr. Aru Narendran, University of Calgary. Project: "A Virus to Kill by: Double-deleted Vaccinia virus (VVdd) as a novel therapeutic agent for a defiant pediatric brain tumour".
Dr. Sabine Mai, Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology. Project: "Characterization of ependymomas into favourable and non-favourable groups based on their 3D nuclear telomere profiles."
Dr. Slawomir Kumala, William Donald Nash Brain Tumour Research Fellowship. Project Title: Combi-molecule, ZRBA1, as a novel molecular targeted therapy integrated with high dose rate ionizing radiation to treat malignant glioma tumours
Julie Poitras is a BSc Biochemistry student at the Université de Moncton. Project: "Understanding temozolomide resistance in glioblastomas using a metabolomics-based approach"
Robyn Leah McClelland is in the medicine program at the University of Manitoba. Project: "Investigating the role of selective pathway antagonists in highly self-renewing and invasive medulloblastoma subpopulations"
Branavan Manoranjan is a Medicine and Biochemistry/Biomedical Sciences student at McMaster University. Project: "The role of Wnt signaling in human medulloblastoma brain tumour-initiating cells"
Santo Spencer Briguglio is a Biochemistry and Biotechnology student at the University of Windsor. Project: "The Efficacy of Cdk Inhibitors as a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Medulloblastoma"
Rajas Tipnis is in the BSC Honours program in Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Project: "Inhibition of the DNA single strand break repair pathway in the treatment of malignant brain tumours"
Dr. Ash Singhal, University of British Columbia. Project: "Targeting the Elimination of Brain Tumour Initiating Cells by disrupting the P13K pathways"
Thanh Binh Nguyen, Ottawa Hospital. Project: "Diagnostic Accuracy of Perfusion and Diffusion MRI in Patients with Suspected Recurrent High Grade Gliomas"
Thierry M. Muanza, Jewish General Hospital Segal Cancer Centre. Project: "Novel DNA damaging and anti-EGFR combi-molecule, ZR2003, to potentiate ionizing radiation in malignant glioma models"
Matthew Hebb, Western University, London, Ontario. Project Title: "HSP27 as a New Molecular Target in Glioblastoma"
Karen Goddard, BC Cancer. Project: Feasibility Study: "Cerebrovascular disease and Late Effects in Survivors of Craniopharyngioma"
Spencer Gibson, University of Manitoba. Project: "Targeting Bci-2 family members for treatment under hypoxia in glioblastoma multiforme tumours"
Paula Foster, Robarts Research Institute. Project: "In Vivo MRI Characterization of Changing Blood-Tumour Barrier Permeability in a Mouse Model of Brain Metastasis"
Dr. David Fortin, Universite de Sherbrooke. Project: "Characterization of the chemoresistance profiles of malignant gliomas - A step towards individualized treatments"
Dr. Gelarah Zadeh, University of Toronto. Project: "Identifying Molecular Therapeutic Targets for Bone invasive Meningiomas"
Dr. James Rutka, Hospital for Sick Children. Project: "The role of dysregulated HGF/c-Met pathway signalling in medulloblastomas dissemination"
Dr. Paula de Robles, a Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Research Project into glioblastoma
Dr. Tamra Ogilvie, University of Manitoba. Project: "Comparing the stem cell properties of the most invasive and non-invasive malignant brain tumour cells."
Dr. Alan Nichol, BC Cancer. Project: "A Phase II study using 18F-FDOPA positron emission tomography for planning of neurosurgery and assessment of resection for high-grade gliomas"
Dr. Pier Jr Morin, University of Moncton. Project Title: "Understanding the Impact of tribbles proteins on glioblastoma development"
Dr. Jean-Claude Bertrand, Royal Victoria Hospital/McGill University. Project: "Brain penetrability and in vivo potency of novel multi-targeted combi-drugs"
Dr. Abhijit Guha, The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids). Project: "The Aberrant Role of Peroxisomes in Malignant Glioma"