LABORATORY Cancer Research in Genome Stability
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We are located within the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


We are also members of the Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics in the Max Rady College of Medicine within the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.

We are currently looking for graduate students (MSc or PhD) who have a keen interest in research. Although experience isn't essential, it would be an asset. Individuals seeking post-doctoral training are also encouraged to apply.

Please contact Dr. Kirk McManus to inquire about a potential position.


Nov 2021 - Congrats to Michaela along with Nicole, Ally and Tooba on their recent pubication in Human Molecular Gentics.

Oct 2021 - A great start for Rubi who received a two-year University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship! Congrats!

Sept 2021 - Congrats to Lucile on her successful defense of her PhD thesis. Thanks for your years of dedicated work and leadership, and best wishes!

August 2021 - Huge "thank-you" to Michaela for all your hard work as an outstanding member of our team. Best of luck with your future studies!

August 2021 - We thank our three summer students, Cindy, Gillian and Tooba, for their wonderful assistance throughout the summer and wish them all the best!

August 2021 - We have a new publiction in Int J Mol Sci! Way to go Laura, Kailee & Chloe!

June 2021 - Congrats Lucile on being awarded the MMSF Award for Excellence (PhD) and the Right Honourable Don Mazankowski Award.

June 2021 - Congrats Michaela on receiving both the MMSF Award for Excellence (MSc) and the Emil & Lynette Hain Scholarship for Excellence in Oncology.

June 2021 - A great showing for Kailee at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum who received a MMSF and a National Silver Medal for her poster presentation!

May 2021 - Way to go Michaela! Congrats on the successful defence of your MSc thesis!

May 2021 - Michaela Palmer was just awarded 2nd place for her basic science presentation at CCMB Research Day. She also received the Cell Biology Award!

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