Morgane completed her PhD in 2018 at the Institut Curie in Paris (France), where she worked on identifying novel treatments for group 3 Medulloblastoma patients. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (Canada) from 2019 to 2022, where she worked on understanding the role of the gut microbiota during brain tumours initiation and progression. The microbiota being the name given to all the bacteria living in our guts. She joined the Canadian Cancer Society in 2022 as Senior manager of the research program. Outside of the lab, Morgane spends most of her time rock-climbing.
Inspired by her mother’s brain tumour journey, Shreya Gandhi completed her undergraduate degree in Neurosciences at the University of Western Ontario where she explored circumferential resection technique as a predictor of prolonged overall survival in adult glioblastomas (GBM). She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Toronto, researching hypoxia and tumour microenvironment of GBMs under the supervision of Dr. Gelareh Zadeh – Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower. In 2020, Shreya placed third overall in the national Pam and Rolando-Del-Maestro Brain Cancer Student Case Competition, and later earned the prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Award for her work with brain tumour education among youth.