About me

I'm trying to teach people that science isn't difficult, it's just new

Career

My journey into science so far

University of Calgary

PhD

I have spent the last four years working on a virus called Reovirus. We don’t really understand why Reovirus can kill some cancers and not others. My PhD project investigates interactions occurring between Reovirus and cells (healthy, cancerous and stem cells) to find answers to this important question

2015 - Present

2013 - 2014

University of the Witwatersrand

Masters

During my Masters I designed and engineered a new virus to treat Hepatitis C. Technically, I genetically engineered an adeno-associated viral vector to carry polycistronic microRNA cassettes that interfered with Hepatitis C replication. All you need to know is the virus worked and I got my degree

University of the Witwatersrand

Bachelor of Science

I completed my Bachelor of Science in 2011 and moved into the Molecular Medicine program to complete my Honours year

2009 - 2012

University of Calgary

PhD

2015 - Present

I have spent the last four years working on a virus called Reovirus. We don’t really understand why Reovirus can kill some cancers and not others. My PhD project investigates interactions occurring between Reovirus and cells (healthy, cancerous and stem cells) to find answers to this important question

University of the Witwatersrand

Masters

2013 - 2014

During my Masters I designed and engineered a new virus to treat Hepatitis C. Technically, I genetically engineered an adeno-associated viral vector to carry polycistronic microRNA cassettes that interfered with Hepatitis C replication. All you need to know is the virus worked and I got my degree

University of the Witwatersrand

Bachelor of Science

2009 - 2012

I completed my Bachelor of Science in 2011 and moved into the Molecular Medicine program to complete my Honours year

Skills

What I can bring to the table