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Rama Khoka

Dr. Rama Khokha is a Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics, and the Interim Research Director of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She received her Ph.D. from University of Western Ontario, and her postdoc training at Cancer Research Labs (London, Ontario) and at EMBL labs (Germany). She has been a Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre since 1996. Her lab studies tumour microenvironment and adult stem cell niches, with a major interest in breast and bone cancers.  Her program is also active in developing genetically engineered mouse models for human cancers, and novel tools for cancer gene discovery. Her work was recognized by the prestigious Robert L Noble Prize from the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute in 2014.