Members of the Student Committee

Sabri Rial

Sabri Rial 

Copresident of the CECRCHUM
Postdoctoral fellow
Gareth Lim's laboratory
Cardiometabolic Research Theme

Sabri has been a postdoctoral fellow since February 2020. He is the co-chair of the CECRCHUM, as well as the student and postdoc representative on this committee for the Cardiometabolics Research Theme. Sabri’s research focuses on analyzing the molecular mechanisms that govern adipogenesis, the process by which undifferentiated or little-differentiated cells are transformed into mature fat cells full of fat reserves. His research should help fight metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes more effectively. But Sabri isn’t just keen on Krebs cycles and other glycolytic pathways. Admiring science popularizers and their open-mindedness, he is also passionate about teaching, reading and news cartoons. If you get him started on metabolism, geopolitics or soccer, make sure you have no experiments or meetings on your schedule for the next two hours!  

Hiba Daghar

Hiba Daghar 

Neuroscience doctoral student
Alex Parker's laboratory
Neuroscience Research Theme

Hiba represents the Neuroscience Research Theme on the CRCHUM’s Student Committee. Her project concerns the characterization of rare congenital diseases in different animal models. Her work deals with, among other things, the rare SRD5A3 congenital disorder of glycosylation and Cori disease. She has a particular interest in promoting scientific research into rare diseases. Outside her research work, Hiba is interested in science popularization and anything related to mental health. To this end, she is active on different committees, where she contributes to the organization of symposiums and science communication events for the general public. In her leisure time, she always finds time for a good hike in the outdoors. 

Delphine Béland

Delphine Béland

Doctoral student
Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault's laboratory
Cancer Research Theme

Delphine has been a doctoral student since September 2020. She is the treasurer of the CRCHUM’s Student Committee. She’s passionate about cancer immunology and biology, and more particularly, about different types of leukemia. She loves Excel files, learning new languages, French fries and puppies!  

Karen Geoffroy

Karen Geoffroy 

Doctoral student
Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault's laboratory
Cancer Research Theme

Karen is the Cancer Research Theme’s student representative on the CECRCHUM. Her work involves the search for new treatment options using oncolytic viruses for ovarian cancer. Simultaneously, Karen likes volunteering for various charity events held by the Institut du cancer de Montréal and promoting this cause. She also enjoys good books, travel and outdoor excursions.

Baptiste Marin

Baptiste Marin 

Doctoral student in health technology engineering
Sophie Lerouge’s laboratory
Imaging and Engineering Research Theme

Baptiste is the Imaging and Engineering Research Theme’s student representative on the CECRCHUM. His project deals with the development of a chitosan hydrogel as a cell delivery vehicle for cancer immunotherapy by adoptive cell transfer. His science interests are mainly in the areas of polymeric biomaterials, tissue engineering and cell therapies. When not doing research, Baptiste enjoys hockey and soccer and being physically active. He also likes 80s music, video games, movies and reading.  

Kadia Saint-Onge

Kadia Saint-Onge 

Postdoctoral fellow
Lise Gauvin’s laboratory
Health Innovation and Evaluation Research Hub Theme

After earning a doctorate in community psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Kadia began a postdoctoral fellowship in population health that deals mainly with the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and the influence of physical and social environments. At the CRCHUM, she is the co-advisor for physical and mental health best practices, in addition to being the student representative for the Health Innovation and Evaluation Research Hub Theme on the CECRCHUM. Driven by the issues of social justice and health promotion, Kadia believes in unicorns and could live on cookie dough ice cream.