Seeds of Science Podcast – Season 2, Episode 2

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Seeds of Science: Season 2, Episode 2

Bridging glioblastoma research and advocacy for cancer patients: Shreya Gandhi's personal and scientific journey

Seeds of Science Podcast. Season 2, episode 2. Featuring Shreya Gandhi, graduate student

Shreya Gandhi is a first-year PhD student at the University of Toronto, researching hypoxia and tumour microenvironment of glioblastoma brain cancers under the principal investigation of Dr. Gelareh Zadeh at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She is the current Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society Research Information Outreach Team Toronto Division, a co-founding member of the SuperKids program with the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, and serves as a Public Policy Committee Member with the Society of Neuro-Oncology.Shreya is among one-of-four individuals across Canada recently announced as the recipient of the 2022 Volunteer with Distinction Award from the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

She drinks coffee four times a day and is a self-described dolphin, claiming to only use one hemisphere of her brain at a time in order to let the other hemisphere sleep

Position: Graduate Student, Dr. Gelareh Zadeh’s lab

Pronouns: she/her

Listen to the episode on:

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Contact Shreya:


Twitter: @Shreya_Gandhi2

Additional photos:

Photo of Shreya and her mom. POV: 2004: Mom was diagnosed with a brain tumour. 2022: Mom watches as I graduate with a degree in neuroscience
Photo of 5 people on a stage

Photos of Shreya’s necklace:

Image of a brain pendant
Image of a pendant that says do it for her

Shreya’s Volunteer of Distinction Award from the Brain Foundation of Canada

Shreya's Volunteer Distinction Award from the Brain Foundation of Canada

Disclaimer: The Seeds of Science podcast is supported by UHN’s Office of Research Trainees (ORT). The views expressed in the podcast episodes are not necessarily those of UHN or ORT.