Victoria Hoskin

victoriaVictoria received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from the University of Toronto at Scarborough. She then began her graduate studies under the supervision of Dr. Bruce Elliott in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University. Her PhD thesis focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which the cytoskeleton crosslinker protein ezrin promotes breast cancer cell invasion and metastasis. During this time, Victoria received numerous awards, including a Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Doctoral Fellowship as well as funding from the Terry Fox Training Program in Transdisciplinary Cancer Research and was part of the affiliated Collaborative Cancer Program. After completing her PhD in 2015, Victoria continued her research as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Elliott examining the role of ezrin in chemotherapy resistance in breast cancer. Victoria joined the Kingston RIOT team because of her passion for science outreach and to help promote the incredible cancer research conducted at Queen’s to the local Kingston community.