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Arthurine Yu – 2024 Studentship Recipient

Arthurine YuArthurine Yu
Undergraduate Student, University of Toronto

Supervisor: Dr. Vijay Ramaswamy

Project: “Overcoming treatment resistance in very high-risk childhood medulloblastoma”

Generously funded by BTFC donors

“Being awarded a Brain Tumour Research Studentship means potential, opportunity, and impact. Receiving this award from the BTFC is an incredible honour, and I am deeply grateful to the generous donors for funding this opportunity. The support of BTFC and its donors fuels my passion for conducting research in the field of neuro-oncology, as I hope to make a positive impact in the scientific community. This award allows me to study treatment resistance in medulloblastoma at The Hospital for Sick Children during the summers of 2024 and 2025.

I am extremely interested in the interdisciplinary approaches to medical research in Dr. Vijay Ramaswamy’s lab, combining life sciences with computer programming and contributing to my academic goals. At the early stages of my educational and professional journey, this award will allow me to explore my potential in research further, fostering a space for personal growth, while improving the treatment of medulloblastoma. I will be entering my third year of conducting scientific research, and I truly recognize the significant impacts of research.

Thank you to BTFC donors for supporting brain tumour research and for allowing me this incredible opportunity. As an aspiring physician-scientist, I look forward to what lies ahead!”