Ø Experienced scientist with recognized expertise in translational oncology research and solid understanding of cancer biology and therapeutics
Ø Effective, results-driven team player able to manage multiple projects
Ø Extensive experience managing research plans and budgets, ensuring goals and deliverables are in line with current trends and funding priorities.
Ø Excellent ability to summarize, interpret and communicate complex scientific data
Ø Familiarity with clinical trial design, including biomarker studies
Since January 2011
I lead and manage a small group of graduate students and research assistants, from project- and experimental design and execution to day-to-day training. My research aims to define mechanisms of response and resistance to novel therapeutics in breast cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma, with a special emphasis on epigenetic drugs and drugs targeting mRNA translation. I maintain a translational component to each project and provide scientific input for the design of Phase I/II and proof-of-principal clinical trials. Responsible for research proposals, grant submissions, protocols for research ethics review (human and animal), follow-up reports for funding agencies, collaborators, etc.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
March 2007 --- December 2011
Studied mechanisms of response and resistance to novel therapeutics in leukemia, lymphoma and breast cancer. Supervised and mentored several undergraduate and graduate students as well as research assistants. Secured funding for all projects.
October 2000 --- March 2007
Using breast cancer cells as model systems, I studied cross-talk of nuclear receptors (such as the estrogen receptor, retinoic acid receptors and the steroid and xenobiotic receptor) with each other and with cellular signal transduction pathways.
April 1997 --- September 2000
My thesis project was to examine anti-tumour effects of analogs of vitamin A and D on pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells and to elucidate their mechanisms of action.
Analytical thinkingKindnessTrustStrategic thinkingSelf-disciplineOrganizationInterest in knowledgeInnovative thinkingIndependenceFlexibilityDependabilityCritical thinkingCollaborationApproachabilityAttention to detailAdaptability
Skills and Expertise
Develop protocols Guide students Interact with physicians Interpret data Search literature on clinical trials Write papersAnalyze dataAssign activitiesAssist with proceduresAttend seminarsBiomarker Researchbudgeting of R&D activitiesCollaborate with medical teamCollaborate with principal investigatorcoordinating research projectsCoordinate with the ethics commiteeData analysisData entryDesign clinical presentationDirect co-workersDiscuss treatments with investigatorEthics committee applicationGuide staffLiaise with research teamManuscript preparation and reviewOral presentationOperate research equipmentOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Participate in medical reviewPrepare final reportPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsRead medical literatureReport dataReview data interpretationWrite papersWritten presentation
Post-doctoral in Molecular Oncology from McGill University in 2007
PhD in Molecular and Cellular Sciences from St. George's, U. of London in 2000
MSc in Molecular Biology from Lund University in 1997