Meet Our Kingston Team
The S2BN team at Queen's University works collaboratively to host events for graduate students looking to enhance their skillset and prepare themselves for the workforce after completing their graduate studies.
I am a third-year PhD candidate at Queen's University. My research focuses on prophylactic cancer vaccines and the interactions between cancer cells and the immune system. I want to help promote translational research and develop greater public understanding and awareness towards the research being conducted at Queen's and other universities.
I am a second-year PhD student at Queen’s University in the field of experimental medicine. My research focuses on investigating the newly found anti-cancer effects of repurposed drugs for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Given the nature of my research, I hope to continue to highlight the importance of translational research and collaboration between academia and industry to further advance the health sciences field.
I am a PhD student researching the link between the gut microbiota and immunological complications found in hemophilia A patients. I joined S2BN after realizing that graduate students were typically unsupported in their professional development and that this group was providing support to help bolster their abilities and confidence for when they exit their studies and enter the workforce. I am excited to learn many lasting skills and to help my fellow graduate students achieve their career goals!
I am a first year Master of Science in Epidemiology student. My research involves comparing the impact of rurality on therapeutic processes and outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. I am committed to leading evidence-informed action in order to improve cardiovascular health and safety in Canada.
I am a second year Master's student researching the link between the microbiome and hemophilia A. I joined S2BN after realizing that graduate students were typically unsupported in their professional development and that this group was providing support to help bolster their abilities and confidence for when they exit their studies and enter the workforce. I am excited to learn many lasting skills and to help my fellow graduate students achieve their career goals!
I am a third year PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering developing a novel construct for ligament, specifically the ACL, replacement. I became aware of S2BN through their events on campus and wanted to contribute my own skills to make this organization reach a broader audience. I hope to improve the communication of scientific discoveries through relatable and understandable language.
Paola M. Dantonio
I am a first year PhD student at Queen’s University studying how cancer cells reprogram healthy cells around them to work for their benefit and help promote tumour growth, metastasis and drug resistance. I joined S2BN after realizing that many academics face challenges when seeking transition to non-academic positions. I hope to learn a lot and use this knowledge to help other fellows and bring insights on how to make this career-changing transition.