Congratulations Robyn Millott!
Published Thu Jul 9th 2015
Congratulations Robyn Millott, recipient of the 2015-2016 CFUW Memorial Fellowship!
B.Sc. Specialization in Biochemistry, 2012, University of Alberta
M.Sc. Biomedical and Molecular Sciences: Experimental Medicine, 2014-2016, Queen's University
Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. Many successful therapies have been developed to fight cancer; however, cancer cells can become resistant to these therapies. Bioflavonoids are naturally occurring compounds abundant in fruits and vegetables, which are believed to have many health benefits. Robyn's research involves the study of bioflavonoids that cause cell death in cancer cells that are resistant to chemotherapy. The goal of her research project is to identify the specific interaction between bioflavonoids and a particular protein that has been implicated in promoting resistance to chemotherapy. This will give insight into the mechanisms of resistance, and hopefully lead to more effective treatments against drug resistant cancers.