In this episode, Rima chats with Cristiana O’Brien, a master’s student researching Leukemia. in Dr. Courtney Jones’s lab at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at UHN.
The episode follows Cristiana's scientific journey from loving microscopes at a young age to becoming a lab technician to now pursuing research in her masters as a more mature student, Cristiana is determined to pursue her passion in science despite the challenges and competitiveness involved, and of course benefits from her support system, incredible mentors, many relaxing hobbies (knitting, cooking, gardening, etc) and her wonderful cats. Tune in to hear more about the benefits and barriers she's faced in her scientific journey as she researches novel regulators of mitochondrial metabolism and oxidation, in order to generate new therapies for leukemia that target those metabolic vulnerabilities.
UHN Trainee Podcast: Seeds of Science is proudly supported by the UHN Office of Research Trainees. For more information on the podcast and interviewees, visit our webpage: https://uhntrainees.ca/trainee/seeds-of-science-podcast/