Research Group and Centre
Centre for Cancer Research
Area of study
Chemoresistance in colorectal cancer
Year of enrolment
Why did you choose Hudson Institute and your research group?
I was interested in medical genetics and wanted a project that was going to be translatable to clinical practice. Hudson institute has a huge variety of projects, and I chose Ron Firestein's research group for a number of reasons including my interest in cancer research and genomics.
What is your research about and what do you hope to achieve?
My research is about identifying genetic drivers of chemoresistance in colorectal cancer. I will be validating candidates from a genome-wide CRISPR screen performed in the lab. Hopefully I will find some genes that, when knocked out, reduce viability of chemoresistant cells lines. These represent potential targets for therapy for colorectal cancer.
What is it like being a student at Hudson Institute?
Everyone in the lab is friendly and happy to help you learn all the things you need to learn to complete the project. Aside from labwork, the environment is very welcoming.