What are your main responsibilities or activities in your current position?
I am a Clinician-Scientist (Attending Hematopathologist and Assistant Professor) in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's University with a focus on myeloid cancers.
How does your current work relate to your graduate degree?
In keeping with my MD/PhD training at UBC, I am now a Clinician-Scientist with a focus on the genetic and immune drivers of myeloid cancers. Combined medical and research training set the stage for a research-intensive residency program with specialization and Royal College certification in Hematological Pathology.
What motivated you to pursue graduate work at UBC?
Terry Fox and the people and opportunities at Terry Fox Laboratory of the BC Cancer Agency, and UBC.
What key things did you do, or what attitudes or approaches did you have, that contributed to your success?
Curiosity, open-mindedness, and dedication.
What is your best piece of advice for current graduate students preparing for their future careers?
Find the best mentor and environment to complement your skills and interests, and challenge yourself to excel.