DR. LISA PORTER , Core Principal Researcher
Dr. Lisa Porter is the Executive Director of WE-SPARK Health Institute and a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Windsor. She completed her Ph.D. at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON) in the Department of Medical Sciences and was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of California San Diego (La Jolla, CA). Dr. Porter is the recipient of many Awards and Honours, including the Research Impact Award, Faculty of Science (2019), the David Kelly Award for Community Service, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (2018), and the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada (2014). Dr. Porter was a founding member of the Windsor Cancer Research Group and continues to sit on the Executive Committee. She is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) University Delegate, a Member of the College of Reviewers and a Scientific Member of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Tumor and Microenvironment Program. Dr. Porter has authored/co-authored book chapters, manuscripts and numerous peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to present her research across Canada and in the U.S. and Europe. Her research focus is Cell Cycle Checkpoints in Stem Cell Biology, the Initiation/Progression of Disease and Responsiveness to Treatments, Mouse & Zebrafish Genetics, Patient Xenograft and Organoid Model.
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