Natasha Vitkin

Natasha completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Life Sciences with a specialization in Cancer Research at Queen’s University in 2017. She is currently a Master’s student in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. Natasha’s introduction to cancer research began during undergraduate degree. She spent three summers working at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto; one summer assisting in a clinical trial and two summers in a molecular biology lab. Her current research is is focused on the immune response to prostate cancer. More specifically, she is investigating the molecular features of cancer cells that inform the Type I Interferon response. She is supported by a Canada Graduate Scholarship from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Natasha is excited to be a part of Kingston RIOT and to promote cancer research happening at Queen’s with the Kingston community.