Second Université de Moncton student receives BHCRI funding

December 10, 2020

Danick Martin, a PhD student with Dr. Gilles Robichaud in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the recipient of a graduate scholarship from the Cancer Research Training Program of the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute.

This is Danick’s second CRTP award and will provide him with a stipend of $37,500 for the next two years while he completes his
doctorate. His doctoral thesis entitled ” Functional Characterization of Pax-5 circular RNA in B Lymphocytes Malignancies “.

“I am learning a lot about different possibilities of careers open to us throughout the CRTP. Through various CRTP events, I also get to meet new people that will take different paths in their careers. This has enabled me to develop a network of contacts and possibly a potential door for my future endeavours,” says Danick.

To date, the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute has awarded over $ 300,000 in stipend support to eight Université de Moncton graduates and postdoctoral fellows. Through the Cancer Research Training Program, trainees have access to a program designed to expose them to all aspects of cancer research.

Mr. Martin’s studentship is provided by funds from GIVETOLIVE and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation.

We develop and provide research funding that allow us to invest in health research that is relevant to improving the health of New Brunswick people. Building capacity and competitiveness means we are able to respond to local health challenges by attracting and retaining those with the knowledge and expertise to find local solutions that work for the people of New Brunswick.

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