In middle school, I remember picking up my parents’ human physiology textbooks and being fascinated with the basic concepts of blood flowing through the chambers of the heart.
I am interested in figuring out how the immune system in the lungs helps protect us while we breathe over 10,000 litres of air a day. I am honoured to be a Killam Laureate and join the ranks of so many other prestigious scholars across Canada.
My research focuses on working to improve the lives of those suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Being a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow is synonymous for me with professional excellence, and a commitment to improving our world.
The purpose of my work is to understand the interactions between normal cells and cancer cells within the tumor. This award recognizes the impact and value of my research as it matures.