Appointments and Affiliations
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biology, 2005.
B.Sc. (Hons), McMaster University, Biology and Pharmacology, 1998.
Genetic and genomic analyses of cancer, mouse models of small cell lung carcinoma and retinoblastoma.
2005-2012: Staff Associate, Carnegie Institution, Department of Embryology.
2000-2005: Graduate Student, Tyler Jacks Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1998-1999: Research Technician, Tak Mak Lab, Ontario Cancer Institute.
Honors and Awards
2011-2015: American Cancer Society Research Scholar
2004: David Koch Graduate Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1994-1998: Honors, Biology Department, McMaster University
- NIH: Using mouse models to understand retinoblastoma initiation and progression, Principal Investigator, 08/12/2010 - 12/31/2014.
- American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant: Collaboration between the RB pathway and oncogenic microRNAs in cancer, 7/01/2011- 6/30/2015.
PTEN is a Potent Suppressor of Small Cell Lung Cancer.. Molecular cancer research : MCR.. 2014.
Cooperation between Rb and Arf in suppressing mouse retinoblastoma.. The Journal of clinical investigation. 122(5):1726-33.. 2012.
miR-17~92 cooperates with RB pathway mutations to promote retinoblastoma.. Genes & development. 25(16):1734-45.. 2011.