Graduate Program: Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Bachelor of Science, McGill University (2016); Honours

Adam Pietrobon


Year of Entry: 2016

PhD Supervisor: Dr. William Stanford

Personal Background:

Born and raised in Mississauga, I moved to Montreal four years ago to complete an undergraduate degree in Honours Biochemistry at McGill University. A food enthusiast, my primary hobbies consist of eating, cooking, and sampling restaurants all over town. To balance out my appetite, I like to run, bike, and play squash. I will almost always say yes to a night of board games and will happily talk on and on about the incredible value of roundabouts- seriously, we need more of those.

Research Focus:

For my PhD, I will be studying a rare lung cancer called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (or LAM for short). In my project, I will attempt to identify novel treatments for the disease and assess efficacy in a pre-clinical model of LAM. Additionally, I will be exploring the non-canonical mechanisms underlying LAM cell invasion and migration. My project will combine a variety of molecular, cellular, and computational techniques in order to draw conclusions of value to both patients and scientists alike!

Scholarship Support:

2018 – 2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Fields of Interest

  • Genomics
  • Epigenomics
  • Systems Biology
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