Andrei Drabovich
MSc, PhD
Currently Completing Postdoctoral Fellowship
As a postdoctoral fellow, I am very excited to be in the field of cancer research and clinical proteomics. This allows me to not only study fundamental mechanisms of cancer development, but also search for biomarkers that can be useful in the near future. The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology is a great place to do such research due to the close collaborations between academic and clinical scientists and the stimulating scientific atmosphere.
Research Focus: 

In our research, we aim to discover new protein biomarkers of prostate cancer, which is the most frequently diagnosed neoplasm in men in Canada. We use mass spectrometry, an analytical technique for the identification and quantification of thousands of proteins in biological and clinical samples. This work is done in close collaboration with the Murray Koffler Urologic Wellness Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, which will eventually translate our discoveries into routine assays for use in the urology clinics.