Charles Ishak was awarded the WORLDiscoveries Scholarship for Commercialization / Entrepreneurship for his project on the development of novel cancer biomarkers. Charles is a fifth year PhD student in the lab of Dr. Fred Dick. Charles’ PhD project centres on the molecular changes associated with loss of the Rb tumour suppressor.
This award is generously supported by funds from WORLDiscoveries with the goal of fostering opportunities for entrepreneurship and/or commercialization.
Charles is shown in the picture and is flanked by Lisa Cechetto, Executive Director of WORLDiscoveries, and Dr. Chris Brandl, Department of Biochemistry. The picture is courtesy of Melita Hayes.