Twenty-nine students and fellows were awarded 1.9M$ by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) and the Canadian Tri-Council Agencies.


Diana Berry, FRQ-S Scholarship Recipient

Diana Berry was awarded a scholarship from FRQ-Santé for her doctoral studies. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying the response to skin cancer. “I aim to determine why some melanoma patients have an improved response to a class of immune therapies.” Diana, who performs her research in Ian Watson’S laboratory, hopes that her findings might extend the reach of her drug of interest to patients suffering from other types of cancer. “Determining the mechanism behind how these patients respond to these drugs could provide the rationale to use them to treat a number of other cancers.”