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.”

For more information please visit the Robson DNA Science Centre website

Our Researchers

Dr. Bahlis, Nizar

Dr. Bahlis, Nizar

MD
Associate Professor

Dr. Beattie, Tara

Dr. Beattie, Tara

BSc, PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Bebb, Gwyn

Dr. Bebb, Gwyn

PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Cobb, Jennifer

Dr. Cobb, Jennifer

PhD
Professor


Dr. Doll, Corinne M.

Dr. Doll, Corinne M.

MD
Associate Professor

Dr. Goodarzi, Aaron

Dr. Goodarzi, Aaron

PhD
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kurz, Ebba

Dr. Kurz, Ebba

PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Lees-Miller, Susan

Dr. Lees-Miller, Susan

PhD
Professor


Dr. Williams, Gareth

Dr. Williams, Gareth

PhD
Assistant Professor