Department of Oncology

Meet our Students

Barta, Radim

MSc Student (Supervisors: Dr. Nicola DeZanche and Dr. Gino Fallone)

 

Design and Development of RF-coils for Linac-MR Hybrids

  

Brown, Douglas

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. John Lewis)

 

Suicide gene therapy as a treatment for prostate cancer

Bukhari, Amirali

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Armin Gamper)

 

Investigating Synthetic Lethal Interactions in DNA Damage Signaling for Breast Cancer Therapy: A Preclinical Study

Chen, Huachen

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Yangxin Fu)

 

Transcription factor ZIC2 regulates tumorigenic phenotype in epithelial ovarian cancer.

Choi, Won Shik (Daniel)

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Roseline Godbout)

 

Overcoming the retinoic acid resistance in HER2-enriched breast cancer: the role of MYC

Chow, Braden

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Geetha Menon)

 

Biological impact of variable intracavitary brachytherapy dose, dose rate, and fractionation schemes on tumour and normal tissue response in cervix cancer

Crosley, Powel

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Mary Hitt)

 

Combining a novel TRAIL-expressing oncolytic virus with a Caspase-3 activator for treatment of cancer

 

   

Dietz, Bryson Eric

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Keith Wachowicz)

 

Real-time MRI for adaptive radiotherapy

  

Dinakaran, Deepak

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Ron Moore)

 

Effect of Tumor Hypoxia on Novel Nanotheranostic X-Ray Activated Photodynamic Therapy nanoparticles on Deep Seated Tumors.

Dobberthien, Brennen

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Atiyah Yahya)

 

Spectral Editing at 9.4 T for Detection of Metabolites Relevant to Cancer

  

Dutta, Indrani

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Lynne Marie Postovit)

 

Can Gamma Delta T cells Target Breast Cancer Stem Cells?

 

  

Fallone, Clara

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Atiyah Yahya)

 

Using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to quantify fat composition

  

Ferguson, Denis

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Terry Riauka)

 

Production and PET imaging of radioscandium

     

Hamedi, Bahareh

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Lynne Marie Postovit)

 

PARP inhibitors’ effect on the expression of Homologous Recombination DNA Damage Response Genes in BRCA-mutant vs Wild-type ovarian cancer stem cells.

 

Han, Gawon

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Geetha Menon)

 

Dose optimization in ocular plaque brachytherapy.

  

Hough, Cameron

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Brad Warkentin)

 

Biological Effects of Terahertz Radiation.

  

Jiang, Bingcheng

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Michael Weinfeld)

 

Study on a novel mutation in polynucleotide kinase/phosphatase (PNKP).

   

Kate, Wisdom Deebeke
MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Michael Weinfeld)

DNA damage and repair, and cell death and survival

  

Krys, Daniel

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Frank Wuest)

 

Hypoxia-Induced Regulation of Membrane Transporters in Breast Cancer.

  

Lee, Laura JiYoung

MD/PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Lynne Marie Postovit)

 

Hypoxia as an epigenetic modulator of cancer cell plasticity.

  

Lewis, Cody

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Gordon Chan)

 

 

  

Litchfield, Marcus

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Frank Wuest)

 

Visualization of inflammatory proteins involved in Cancer.

  

Locke, Andrew

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Ismail Ismail)

 

Regulation of Double-Strand Break Repair.

  

McNamara, Allison

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Kristi Baker)

 

The role of tumor derived exosomes and phospholipid targeting antibodies in anti-tumor mediated immunity in colorectal cancer.

  

Menghisteab, Isaac

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Kristi Baker)

 

Colorectal cancer

   

Mowat, Courtney

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Kristi Baker)

 

The Influence of genetic instability on the mucosal immune system in colorectal cancer.

  

Omar, Sara

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Jack Tuszynski)

 

Computational modelling; virtual screening to find activators of mutant p53 to restore its wild-type activity; virtual screening to find inhibitors of polynucleotide kinase phosphatase protein.

  

Purchase, Aaron

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Boguslaw Tomanek)

 

 

  

Raman, Sindhuja

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Piyush Kumar)

 

Evaluation of bioreductively-activated Tirapazamine (TPZ) prodrugs for the management of hypoxic solid tumours.

  

Rashed, Faisal Bin

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Piyush Kumar)

 

Evaluation of hypoxic radiosensitization potential of 2-nitroimidazole radiotracers.

  

Rudzinski, Jan

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. John Lewis)

 

 

  

Smith, Joanne

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Ismail Ismail)

 

Targeting DNA damage response in Multiple Myeloma.

  

Storozynsky, Quinn

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Mary Hitt)

 

Combining an Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus with Image-Guided Radiotherapy for Treatment of Malignant Glioma.

  

Sun, Hongwei

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Sharp)

 

Low-cost MRI

  

Swan, Amanda

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Joel St. Aubin)

 

Dose Calculation Acceleration Methods for the First Order Linear Boltzmann Transport Equation with Magnetic Fields.

  

Vo, TheMinh (Kevin)

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Roseline Godbout)

 

Establishing and targeting the calpain-NFI signaling axis in malignant glioma.

  

Wang, Yixiong (Jack)

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Roseline Godbout)

 

Understanding the role of DEAD box 1 protein in splicing.

  

Woodfield (Way), Jenilee

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Frank Wuest)

 

Molecular imaging of triple-negative breast cancer through targeting hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha, Area: Molecular Imagingusing PET.

  

Wu, Min Hsuan (Michelle)

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Armin Gamper)

 

The regulation of transcriptional factors Sox2 and KLF4 via DNA damage and hypoxia.

  

Xu, Xia

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Roseline Godbout)

 

Role of brain fatty acids binding protein and its ligands in glioblastoma.

  

Yang, Ray

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Joel St. Aubin)

 

Developing mathematical frameworks and a GPU Accelerated Code for deterministic dose calculation in MRI-Guided Radiotherapy.

  

Zhou, Jiesi

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Yangxin Fu)

 

Ribosomal RNA cytosine methyltransferase NSUN5 in translational control in glioblastoma.

  

Ziegler, Kirby

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Alan Underhill)

 

Defining PAX3target gene networks and their dysregulation in birth defects and cancer.

 

Kirby Ziegler