Katrina Cristall

katrinaKatrina Cristall graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Biology at Brandon University in 2015. Currently she is a Master’s student in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University where she is focused on identifying patterns of DNA methylation in breast cancer. Using this information, it is her goal to develop a blood-based test that will enable early detection of breast cancer in women who have a high risk of developing the disease. To support this work, Katrina has been awarded an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship and is also a trainee in the Terry Fox Foundation Training Program in Transdisciplinary Cancer Research in Partnership with CIHR. Katrina is thrilled to be a member of RIOT and to have the opportunity to share the exciting cancer research happening at Queen’s with the Kingston community.