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Cancer Happens – TEDx Talks

Dr. Lisa Porter was invited to participate in TEDx Talks in Windsor (TEDx Windsor), an event to stimulate conversation and connections, helping communities and organizations. One more time Dr. Porter made us proud! Here is the video of her brilliant talk.   Please leave your comment below. Elizabeth Fidalgo, Ph.D   Tweet

Undergraduate students in the spotlight

It’s that time of the year again! Honours Undergraduate Colloquium presentation of 4th-year undergraduate students thesis. As usual, the porter lab did not disappoint. Our students won prizes for the 1st and 3rd place in the category of Molecular and Microbiology, 16 students were competing in this category. Amy Basilius was awarded the first place […]

Porter Lab Year in Review

Happy New Year lab! The turn of each year provides us a chance to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and where we want to go in the next year. I hope you will feel like me when you see how far we’ve come and you will be excited by the promise that is on the […]

Breast cancer study to help Windsor women first

Women in Windsor-Essex will benefit first from a new study that is trying to help women with one of the worst forms of breast cancer. University of Windsor biology researcher Lisa Porter and Windsor Regional Hospital oncologist Dr. Carolyn Hamm recently received more than $765,000 to study triple-negative breast cancer. Cancer cells from tumours from about 100 […]

Optimizing Novel Therapies for Medulloblastoma

Lisa Porter, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Windsor Project Summary: Medulloblastoma is the most prevalent of all childhood brain cancers, with average 5 year survival rates of approximately 62% for children ages 0-14. There are at least 4 very distinct types of this disease that have different prognoses and likewise require independent treatment strategies. Among […]

UWindsor undergraduates sweep provincial biology competition

Fourth-year biology student Marisa Market took top prize at this year’s Ontario Biology Day when she won the Corning Award for best oral presentation overall. She competed in the cancer biology category against researchers from neuroscience and plant biology. “We have received major grants for our research and I have put in a lot of […]

Conference strives to make Windsor a cancer research hub

A University of Windsor PhD candidate presented her research findings at a conference aimed at making Windsor a cancer research hub Sunday afternoon. Bre-Anne Fifield, 27, has been tackling her PhD since 2009 and is hoping to finish her studies in biological sciences next month when she brings her breast cancer research to the thesis […]