As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Functional Genomics, he is currently driving a research program to elucidate the functional role of the extracellular matrix in tumor progression, mainly using animal models recapitulating Neurofibromatosis Type I tumors. His lab's overarching goal is to understand tumoral progression better and develop a novel line of anti-cancer therapy.
Harsimran completed her PhD thesis in 2022 at Panjab University, India where she accumulates pieces of evidence that UHRF1 may be a potential target in cervical cancer. She joined our lab in the Fall of 2022 as a CRCHUS postdoc fellow to study the contribution of epigenetics to tumor microenvironments.
Dhanushka Jeewantha Hewa Bostanthrige
Dhanushka initially completed an MD degree at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and act as a general surgeon until 2014. He then earned a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Clark Atlanta University, USA for his thesis entitled: ``Inactivation of ID4 promotes prostate cancer stemness``. His PhD was followed by a one-year postdoc at St-Jude Research Children's Hospital in 2020. Dhanushka join our lab in May 2023 as a CRCHUS postdoc fellow
While enrolled in the BSc in Biochemistry at UdeS, Camille performed 2 internships in our lab during winter 2021 and summer 2022. Since January 2023, she started her master on a project toward better understanding the genotype-phenotype relationship in NF1.
Opeoluwa had her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She’s currently undergoing another master’s degree program at the Department of Biochemistry and Functional Genomics, UdeS under an Abdenour-Nabid, MD scholarship. Her research interest is in Oncology and she’s currently working on understanding the role of an extracellular factor (TGF-β1) in driving the intracellular mechanism (alternative splicing) of fibroblast differentiation to myofibroblast.
Maude is currently enrolled in the BSc in Biochemistry at UdeS. She performed 2 internships in our lab during the summer of 2022 and the summer of 2023 on a project aiming at better understanding the role of Collagen VI in NF1 in vitro and in vivo