Osteosarcoma is an aggressive bone cancer in dogs and people. My lab investigates the mechanisms that permit osteosarcoma cells to spread to new sites (metastasis) and survive exposure to chemotherapy (chemoresistance). Additionally, we are working on identifying biomarkers that can help predict outcomes and/or guide therapeutic decisions for patients with osteosarcoma.
The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph is a great place for your graduate education as it provides the opportunity to be exposed and/or get experience in a multitude of scientific disciplines.
Through our studies of chondrocyte signal transduction and osteoarthritis we hope to identify novel approaches for improved treatments of osteoarthritis that will relieve the suffering of Canadians living with osteoarthritis.