Nazanin Karimnia

Nazanin Karimnia


PhD student

Research Group

Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers

Research Centre

Centre for Cancer Research

Area of study

Ovarian Cancer

Year of enrolment


Why did you choose Hudson Institute and your research group?

I always wanted to work on cancer, which is the most significant health threat of our time. As a woman, it is an honour to be able to work on ovarian cancer, which is the deadliest gynecological cancer among women. Even thinking that my research might be able to answer one question in this area is so exciting.

What is your research about and what do you hope to achieve?

Ovarian cancer tumours are highly invasive. I'm working on a population of cells within tumours which leads the invasion of cancer cells into healthy tissue. My aim is to define a profile for these 'leader' cells.

What is it like being a student at Hudson Institute?

The environment here is very supportive and friendly. As a student, I get all of the scientific support that I need from my lab mates, supervisors and even the people from other groups.