De gauche à droite : Karine Gauvin Bourdages, Elisa Tomellini, Camille Simon, Diogo Veiga, Swati Ganesh Shetty

From left to right: Karine Gauvin Bourdages, Elisa Tomellini, Camille Simon, Diogo Veiga, Swati Ganesh Shetty

Several students from the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer at the Université of Montréal have distinguished themselves from the Cole Foundation, receiving a scholarship for their research on cancer.

The Cole Foundation offers two-year fellowships to clinical, doctoral and postdoctoral graduate scientists dedicated to research in leukemia and leukemia-related diseases in children and young adults.

“I am delighted that young scientists who studies at IRIC is recognized by the Cole Foundation, an organization that contributes an exceptional way to the advancement of cancer research,” said Martine Raymond, Director of Academic Affairs at IRIC. “These awards are invaluable for these young researchers whose career choices in the field of life science demand exceptional talent and an unusual challenge. On behalf of the Institute’s community, our warmest congratulations to the winners.”

» Swati Ganesh Shetty, Doctoral Student in the laboratory of Guy Sauvageau
» Project: Genetic approach to identify molecular pathways relevant to novel anti-leukemia drugs

» Karine Gauvin Bourdages, Doctoral Student in the laboratory of Michael Tyers
» Project: Deciphering Fbw7 specific susceptibilities in cancer using a genome-wide CRISPR approach

» Camille Simon, Doctoral Student in the laboratory of Julie Lessard and Guy Sauvageau
» Project: The Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2): a mechanistic investigation of its role in normal and leukemia stem cells

» Elisa Tomellini, Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Guy Sauvageau
» Project: Optimization of NK cell precursors production to improve anti-leukemia activity and reduce disease relapse

» Diogo Veiga, Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Trang Hoang
» Project: A novel drug discovery approach for targeted therapy in childhood T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL)

About the Cole Foundation

The Cole Foundation was created in 1980 by John N. (Jack) Cole as a private initiative in Montreal to promote research and child care in the area of pediatric oncology and hematology, in particular, leukemia, as well as to support other non-medical Montreal community causes. For more information: www.colefoundation.ca

About the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer

An ultra-modern research hub and training centre located in the heart of the Université de Montreal, the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) was created in 2003 to shed light on the mechanisms of cancer and discover new, more effective therapies to counter this disease. IRIC operates according to a model that is unique in Canada. Its innovative approach to research has already led to discoveries that will, over the coming years, have a significant impact on the fight against cancer. For more information: www.iric.ca

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Manon Pepin
Director, Communications and Media Relations
Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer | IRIC
Université de Montréal
(514) 343-7283 | manon.pepin@umontreal.ca