Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides strategic and operational decisions for all major CRINA actions. It also receives and acts on reports provided from the operational committees. 

Name Title Department
Postovit, Lynne — Chair
Co-Director, CRINA 
Brindley, David Co-Director, CRINA  Biochemistry 
West, Frederick Co-Director, CRINA  Chemistry 
Sedgwick, Chantelle Director, TSIs, Operations Translational Science Institutes
Armanious, Gareth Project Coordinator, CRINA Biochemistry
Brandwein, Joseph Professor Medicine
Eisenstat, David Professor Oncology
Field, Catherine Professor
Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences
Godbout, Roseline  Acting Division Director (Oncology)
Greiner, Russell Professor Computing Science
Hendzel, Michael Professor Oncology
Mackey, John 
Director (Clinical Trials)
Overduin, Michael Professor Biochemistry
Robson, Paula Adjunct Professor School of Public Health
Uludag, Hasan Professor Chemical and Materials Engineering
Underhill, Alan
Associate Professor  Oncology
Walter, Michael Professor Medical Genetics
Zemp, Roger Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering


Operational Committee - Advancement & Communications

The Advancement Committee fundraises for CRINA programs, and establishes government relations and various partnerships. 

Name Title Department
Sedgwick, Chantelle — Chair
Director, TSIs, Operations 
Translational Science Institutes
Postovit, Lynne Co-Director, CRINA Oncology
Brindley, David 
Eisenstat, David Department Chair, Oncology Pediatrics
Denisuick Dickey, Kyla Director of Development
Taylor, Kim Assistant Dean - Advancement Advancement & Communications
Kitteringham, Salena Sr. Communications Associate Advancement & Communications
Silzer, Daryl Senior Director Faculty Development, Health Sciences
Overduin, Michael Professor Biochemistry
Mackey, John Director (Clinical Trials) Oncology
Hendzel, Michael Professor Oncology
Armanious, Gareth Project Coordinator, CRINA



Operational Committee - Education & Training

The Education Committee ensures long-term sustainability of cancer research through educating all levels of learners in translational cancer research. This Committee plans and organizes CRINA seminars, including the Leaders in Cancer Research seminar series.

Name Title Department
Glover, Mark - Chair Professor Biochemistry
Baksh, Shairaz 
Associate Professor
Campbell, Shelagh Professor 
Biological Sciences
Field, Catherine Professor  Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences
Hendzel, Michael 
Persad, Sujata Associate Professor Pediatrics



Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board ensures long-term sustainability of the Institute. This Committee provides valuable insight to CRINA strategic initiatives.

Name Title Affiliation
Brindley, David Co-Director - CRINA Biochemistry
Postovit, Lynne Co-Director - CRINA Oncology
West, Frederick  Co-Director - CRINA Chemistry
Cairncross, Gregory  MD, FRCP(C), Professor University of Calgary, Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute
Cass, Carol Professor Emeritus University of Alberta, Alberta Cancer Foundation
Eaves, Connie  PhD, FRS(C) Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency
Fenster, Aaron  PhD, FCCPM Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Gibson, Spencer  Professor University of Manitoba, CancerCare Manitoba
Mackey, John Professor University of Alberta, CRINA
Mills, Gordon  MD, PhD MD Anderson Cancer Center
Slamon, Dennis  MD, PhD
Wouters, Brad  Professor Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Robbins, Stephen Professor
University of Calgary, Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute