Hope for cure, process of discovery motivates award-winning PhD student

Bre-Anne Fifield is the first student in Windsor to hold a Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Region Fellowship.  Bre-Anne Fifield hopes to be an academic researcher and professor some day. While the reward of scientific discovery is a motivating factor, it’s the hope of protecting her friends from such diseases as breast cancer that really […]

Scholarship donors recognized for generosity

Gail Rosenblum Scholarship creator Patti Dunlop with recipient, Martin Crozier, who is shedding light on the link between chronic stress and breast cancer.  For University of Windsor student Martin Crozier, who is pursuing a PhD in biology, the Gail Rosenblum Scholarship for Breast Cancer Research has made it possible to spend more time in the […]

Colloquium a showcase for undergraduate biology research

Biology professor Lisa Porter congratulates fourth-year students Nick Paquette and Samantha Dundas for their award-winning presentations at the department’s undergraduate research colloquium. Not everything works the first time you do it, says Nick Paquette. That’s why the fourth-biology student was glad to have years to work on his undergraduate research project. “I’ve been working in […]

Lost daughter’s legacy lives on in research lab

Lisa Porter, right, explains some her research to Bryan Bedard, president of the Katelyn Bedard Bone Marrow Association. Little Katelyn Bedard’s life ended far too early, but her legacy lives on, partly in the laboratories of Lisa Porter.~ Diagnosed with leukemia just after her second birthday, Katelyn spent almost an entire year in London receiving […]

St. Anne’s pupils tickled pink to donate for breast cancer research

The pupils at St. Anne’s French Immersion School doubled their contribution to the Carl & Gloria Morgan Scholarship in Breast Cancer Research this year. With pennies, nickels, and dimes raised in all sorts of projects, the children collected $3,131.70 and donated it to the University of Windsor at an assembly last Friday afternoon. Nancy Parker, […]

U of W cancer research bolstered: Seeds4Hope funds local scientists

The University of Windsor will be host to unique cancer research thanks to $250,000 in grants from the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation. Four research projects have been awarded the first startup grants from Seeds4Hope, a new program that supports innovative local cancer research with help from community donations. The projects, involving 13 […]

U of W professor very visible in the community she serves

Cancer never sleeps, and neither it seems does Dr. Lisa Porter. The University of Windsor has many jewels, and Dr. Porter who has been a professor here since 2004, is certainly one of them. The biology professor at the institute’s Department of Biological Sciences, and cancer researcher, was recently awarded a $750,000 grant from the […]

Researcher of the month, October 2009 – Dr. Lisa Porter

When the right pieces come together you can see a more complete picture. And in the case of cancer research, it’s a picture which provides hope in the fight against the many diseases that are cancer. Dr. Lisa Porter is one of hundreds of Canadian Cancer Society-funded researchers who are trying to find those puzzle […]