Stem Cells

The focus of the Stem Cell Program is the functional interrogation of normal and malignant stem cells at both the clonal and molecular level. Our strategy being to identify genetic and non-genetic drivers that maintain cancer cells in a stem-cell state and thereby sustain tumour growth. The overarching goal of the stem cell program is to translate our discoveries into novel therapeutic strategies designed to target cancer stem cells and as a result improve outcomes for cancer patients.


Scientist, Senior Scientist, Clinician Scientist

Hope, Kristin (Chair)

Chan, Steven

Dick, John E

Keller, Gordon

Khokha, Rama

O'Brien, Catherine Adell

Schimmer, Aaron D

Tikhonova, Anastasia

Wang, Jean C.Y.


Assistant Scientist

Kaufmann, Kerstin

Xie, Stephanie


Affiliate Scientist

Burke, Rafa Montenegro

Jones, Courtney

Lechman, Eric R

Tiedemann, Rodger


Adjunct Scientist

Jahangiri Tazehkand, Soheil


Emeritus Scientist

Iscove, Norman N