Luke received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biophysics from York University in 2013, and has recently finished his MSc in the Sled lab at the Mouse Imaging Centre. His research focused on exploring the relationship between brain temperature and temperature of arterial blood. Using magnetic resonance imaging, he developed a non-invasive brain temperature measurement technique to be used in mice. Luke is currently working at SickKids as a Clinical Research Project Assistant for Dr. Giulia Longoni. Luke also has a deep interest in cancer research which he hopes to pursue through clinical training in oncology and radiology.
Kinjal is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children. She received her Ph.D. in genetics from Dartmouth College, USA, with a focus on breast cancer. She is now working on understanding and developing a novel treatment for a type of childhood brain cancer called medulloblastoma. Aside from volunteering with RIOT, she is an instructor at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and guest lectures at the University of Toronto Molecular Genetics department.
Cory is a PhD candidate in the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the genetics of pediatric brain cancers, with the aim of developing more effective targeted therapies. Cory completed his BSc and MSc from McMaster University where he actively contributed to the neuroscience department’s outreach program while serving as an annual judge for their local undergraduate research conference, as well as the Bay area science and engineering fair for competing high school students. Outside of the lab, Cory loves to travel, explore the food scene and be outdoors, whether hiking, biking, rock climbing or scuba diving.