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Research unit director
Director

Katrina Podsypanina, MD, PhD

  • Director, Breast Cancer Biology research unit
  • Assistant IRCM Research Professor
  • Assistant research professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Université de Montréal
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine), McGill University
  • Research Scholar, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé

Degrees and relevant experience

  • MD, Moscow Medical Academy, Moscow, Russia (1993)
  • Research technician, Dr. Eric Kandel’s laboratory, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, USA (1994-1995)
  • PhD with a research focus on PTEN tumor suppressor and role of its mouse homologue in tumor development, under the supervision of R.E. Parsons (MD, PhD), Department of Pathology, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, USA (2001)
  • Research fellowship with a research focus on the role of lymph nodes in breast cancer metastasis, under the supervision of H. Varmus (MD), Cancer Biology and Genetics program, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, New York, USA (2000-2005)
  • Senior Research Scientist with a research focus on the mechanisms of tumor progression in mouse mammary tumor models, under the supervision of H. Varmus (MD), Cancer Biology and Genetics program, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, New York, USA (2005-2010)
  • Cancer Research Institute Fellow (2002-2005)
  • Recipient of the Howard Temin Award (K01) (2006-2010)
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