Department of Oncology

Meet our Students


 Afzali, Farzaneh

PhD Student (Supervisor:  Dr. Lynne Postovit)

Barta, Radim

PhD 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)

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Roseline Godbout)


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

Chow, Braden

PhD 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


Dietz, Bryson Eric

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Keith Wachowicz)


Real-time MRI for adaptive radiotherapy


Dutta, Indrani

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Lynne Marie Postovit)


Can Gamma Delta T cells Target Breast Cancer Stem Cells?



Fallone, Clara

PhD 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


Han, Gawon

PhD Student (Supervisors: Dr. Matthew Larocque and Dr. Geetha Menon)


Dose optimization in ocular plaque brachytherapy.


 Hossain, Lazina

PhD Student (Supervisor:  Dr. Ismail Ismail)


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).


 Johnson, Neil

MSc Student - Medical Physics


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

DNA damage and repair, and cell death and survival


Lee, Laura JiYoung

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


Hypoxia as an epigenetic modulator of cancer cell plasticity.


Linares Cruz, Abbie

MSc Student (Supervisor:  Dr. Gordon Chan)


Cell cycle control and chromosome segregation during mitosis.


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.


Mashayekhi, Fatemeh

PhD Student (Supervisor:  Dr. Ismail Ismail)


Menghisteab, Isaac

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Kristi Baker)


Colorectal cancer

    Mosely, Shayla

MSc Student (Supervisor:  Dr. Kristi Baker)


Cytosolic DNA from DNA damage and its effects on intracellular signaling in colorectal cancer.

Muzaffar, Fateema

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Vickie Baracos)





Nasrullah, Mohammad

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Gordon Chan)


Pirayeshfard, Leila

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Armin Gamper)


Purchase, Aaron

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Boguslaw Tomanek)


Hardware for TRASE MRI




Rafique, Tanzeem

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Ismail Ismail)






Rashed, Faisal Bin

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Piyush Kumar)


Evaluation of hypoxic radiosensitization potential of 2-nitroimidazole radiotracers.


Sedlock, Christopher

MSc Student - Medical Physics


Smith, Joanne

MSc Student (Supervisor: Dr. Gordon Chan)


Targeting DNA damage response in Multiple Myeloma.


Storozynsky, Quinn

PhD 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


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.


Wright, Mark

MSc Student


Medical Physics


Xu, Xia

PhD Student (Supervisor: Dr. Roseline Godbout)


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


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