Trang Hoang, principal investigator at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the University of Montreal and a full professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine at UdeM, is the winner of the honorary lecture Jeanne Maneri Fisher. , Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSBM).
The award is presented in honor of the late Jean Maneri Fisher, professor of biochemistry at the University of Toronto. The deAgain Fisher was not only an outstanding biochemist, but also an outstanding teacher. She was very active in the formation of the SCBM Diversity Committee and fought for the place of women in science.
“Trang Hoang embodies the values of excellence in research and teaching, service to the community, equality and diversity,” said IRIC Scientific Director Mark Therrien.
Professor Hoang is an officer of the National Order of Quebec (2019) and Commander of Montreal (2019) for his seminal work on acute lymphoblastic leukemia and to train and acquire multi-disciplinary skills in cancer research. The next generation of scientists.
Additionally, during her prolific career, she has been a role model for young women and men aspiring to pursue a career in life sciences. He has trained more than 72 students and postdoctoral fellows who have gone on to leadership positions in academia, biotechnology companies or funding organizations. Throughout her career as a mentor, she promoted women’s creativity and encouraged them to pursue a career in research.
Recognized for his expertise in the biology of normal and leukemic stem cells, Trang Hoang has served on Canadian and international grant review committees as well as on the advisory boards of the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec – Saint and Leukemia Society and Lymphoma of Canada . . She is currently working on quantitative analysis of chemical-genetic interactions in mammalian cells using high throughput functional assays for systematic designation of vulnerabilities in preleukemic stem cells.