I am a fifth year PhD candidate in Oncology under the supervision of Dr. John Lewis. Prior to joining Dr. Lewis' lab, I completed my Bachelor's degree in Pharmacology at the University of Alberta.
What are you researching and what do you hope comes out of your research?
Cancer sciences. I hope we can develop innovative approaches to treat cancer that eliminate the side effects and suffering cancer patients endure by their treatment.
How did presenting a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) help explain your research?
I feel like I have developed strategies to explain my research in an exciting way that engages more people and makes them connect to my work in a way that would never have been possible before.
Define "For the Public Good" in your own words.
Benefiting the majority of individuals living in a society.
What inspires you to do research?
Research is constantly evolving. Everyday, I come into the lab excited to see the results of my previous days' work and move forward to the next step.
If you have to dedicate your research to anyone from the past, present, or future, who would it be and why?
My parents for supporting me for all these years. Also, my Uncle Stu — he wanted nothing more than to see his family succeed and I know that he would be immensely proud of what I have accomplished so far.
3MT Keywords: cancer treatment, Trojan horse, safety