Charbonneau Trainee Association

The Charbonneau Trainee Association (CTA) is an organization of postdoctoral and graduate students in the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Research Institute. The aim of the CTA is to improve the overall experience for all trainees in the Charbonneau labs and beyond.

To accomplish this, we want to:

  1. provide educational opportunities through academic events,
  2. encourage trainees to become active members of the community through outreach events and
  3. foster stronger relationships between trainees through social events.

2020 CTA Executive Committee:

  • Chair - Jack Attewell
  • Vice-Chair - Mehul Kumar
  • Outreach - Peter Brownlee
  • Education & Social- Hiba Omairi

CTA Events

2021 CTA Elections

Stay informed here for updates

Any questions can be sent to charbonneau.trainee.association@gmail.com

Read about the positions and apply HERE

Quotes by CTA Committee Members

I loved being able to interact with trainees and charbonneau leadership to make exciting changes to improve the experience of all trainees

Myra Chen


I loved being able to organize and run workshops that provided transitional and Professional skill development opportunities. Graduate students/post docs could benefit by thinking of their transferable skills beyond the academic experience.

Jodi Rattner

Education Director

The outreach committee is a great chance to plan and organize late night lab, and help integrate the institute into the community.

Dan Berger

Co-outreach Director

I enjoyed being a voice for trainee concerns that could engage with charbonneau leadership.

Michael Johnston


This position gave me the opportunity to interact with variety of trainees outside of an academic setting. The trainees were always very grateful and it was rewarding to see everyone having a fun time together

Danielle Polan

Social Director

I enjoyed collaborating with charbonneau faculty to educate the public about the institute’s research and experimental techniques.

Danielle Bozek