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Céline Laumont, IRIC Ph.D. graduate, is awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Published on June 30, 2020

Following the 2019-2020 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition, Céline Laumont, IRIC Ph.D. graduate, received a prestigious award for her project “B cell-mediated immunity in high-grade serous ovarian cancer”.

Each year, the Competition rewards the excellence and the quality of the recipients’ work, as well as their leadership.

Under the direction of Brad H. Nelson, and under the co-supervision of Dr. Christian Steidl, Céline Laumont is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medical Genetics of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of British Columbia and the BC Cancer Research Centre.

She will receive $70,000 in funding each year for two years. Her research involving the immune system and the role of B cells in ovarian cancer seeks to develop new immunotherapies that will benefit patients.

Having completed her doctoral studies at IRIC in Dr. Claude Perreault’s laboratory last fall, she actively took part in the research project aimed at developing a therapeutic cancer vaccine, an advance that was recently named Discovery of the Year by Québec Science.

IRIC is proud to actively contribute to training the next generation of scientists, acting as ambassadors of research. Céline’s career path is a shining example of the importance of the role played by the scientists of tomorrow, which is at the heart of IRIC’s mission.

 

Credit: Alexandra McDonald