Kieran R Campbell
Principal Investigator (LTRI) & Assistant Professor (University of Toronto)
Kieran received his BSc from the University of Edinburgh in Mathematical Physics followed by a masters in Computational Biology at Cambridge University and a DPhil (PhD) in statistical genomics at Oxford University. He was subsequently a Banting postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency (2017-2019). He is now Principal Investigator & Scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Molecular Genetics and Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto, and affiliate faculty at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.
Matthew T Warkentin
PhD candidate (Epidemiology)
Matt received his BSc in Medical Sciences and MSc in Epidemiology from Brock University. Matt is currently a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a Doctoral Fellow at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. Matt is co-supervised by Kieran Campbell and Rayjean Hung. Briefly, his research focuses on the molecular epidemiology of cancers. In particular, his work includes integrating genomics into high-risk stratification models for lung cancer screening, and using deep learning to analyze biomedical images to aid in the clinical-management of screen-detected pulmonary lesions.
Aisha Faruqui is a fourth year undergrad student pursuing a double major in Neuroscience and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. She previously held an NSERC award to explore DNA binding activity of proteins involved with DNA repair in the Pearson Lab at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. More recently, she conducted an independent research project at the Rollinson Lab, where she focused on the evolution of sex-determining mechanisms in reptile species. Aisha is currently a student in the Campbell Lab for the 2020-2021 year. Her project aims to explore the effects of copy number aberrations on signalling networks in cancer. Being a passionate supporter of the arts, Aisha is also a piano teacher and has been the pianist for the Hart House Jazz Ensemble since 2018, frequently playing at The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar.