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Research Lab

The FGICU Research Team

Rosa Maria Munoz Xicola

Rosa is a postdoctoral research associate who conducts research in the area of colorectal cancer genetics. Previously to this appointment, she worked in the Institute of Cancer Research, UK as a postdoctoral fellow in the area of childhood cancer genetics. She received a PhD in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2009 and a BS degree in Biochemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2003.

Jamie Rawson

Jamie is a research assistant who specializes in molecular classification of colorectal cancer. He obtained his MSc in Pathobiology from the University of Toronto and affiliated Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute in 2010 where he worked on predicting colon cancer outcome using genetic marks. Jamie is interested in pursuing a degree in medicine and translating his research to the clinic.

Vanessa Rose Sohn

Vanessa is a research specialist in gastrointestinal cancer. She is focusing on environmental effects on colorectal cancers. Vanessa graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007 with a BS in Biological Sciences. She is also an MD candidate at the University of Illinois in Chicago for the class of 2012.

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