Robson DNA Science Centre

The researchers of Robson DNA Science Centre (RDSC) contribute to cancer prevention by studying how cells protect and repair DNA.

Background

The Robson DNA Science Centre was made possible by a $10-million gift from Dave Robson through the Dave and Val Robson Fund at the Calgary Foundation-to the Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute (SACRI) at the Cumming School of Medicine. Dave Robson, an award-winning Calgary businessman, made the gift in honour of his late wife, Val, who passed away in May 2014 from myelodysplastic syndrome – a rare cancer that affects bone marrow. The Robson DNA Science Centre will advance the understanding of DNA stability and repair, translating this knowledge into innovative cancer prevention strategies.

“Val and I wanted to do something meaningful, something that would make a difference to people who had been diagnosed with cancer, just like she had,” says Robson. “The importance of research can’t be understated – the scientists in the Robson DNA Science Centre are doing life-saving research that will help improve the lives of Canadians in years to come.”


Robson DNA Science Centre Priorities

The Centre has three core research priorities

Therapies for Rare Cancers

A multi-institutional collaborative project involving researchers from the University of Calgary, University of British Columbia, and the University of Victoria.

TRaC


Our Researchers

Dr. Beattie, Tara

Dr. Beattie, Tara

BSc, PhD
Associate Professor

Pierre Billon

Dr. Billon, Pierre

PhD

Assistant Professor

Darren Brenner

Dr. Brenner, Darren

PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Doll, Corinne M.

Dr. Doll, Corinne M.

MD
Associate Professor


Dr. Goodarzi, Aaron

Dr. Goodarzi, Aaron

PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Kurz, Ebba

Dr. Kurz, Ebba

PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Lees-Miller, Susan

Dr. Lees-Miller, Susan

PhD
Professor

Dr. Schriemer, David

Dr. Schriemer, David C

PhD
Professor

Dr. Williams, Gareth

Dr. Williams, Gareth

PhD
Assistant Professor