Yulia Shulga

Yulia Shulga, PhD


Dr. Yulia Shulga received her BSc degree from Novosibirsk State University, working in the Laboratory of Molecular Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia. She obtained her PhD from McMaster University, Canada, in the laboratory of Dr. Richard M. Epand, where she worked on lipid kinases and graduated in 2012 as Valedictorian. Dr. Shulga has been working as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Pier Paolo Pandolfi since November 2014.

Current Projects:

Dr. Shulga’s research focuses on studying cancer stem cells and translational changes in cancer to identify novel biomarkers and drug targets for diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Award, Fellowship:

2013-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship from Canadian Institutes of Health Research

2013-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship from Alberta Cancer Foundation

2013-2016 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award

2013-2014 CIHR Training Program Postdoctoral Fellowship

2013 Outstanding Diploma Award, McMaster University

2012 Valedictorian, Class of 2012, Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Science, McMaster University

2012 Impact Award for excellence in publishing, McMaster University

2012 Graduate Programs Excellence Award, McMaster University

2012 Outstanding Achievement Award, McMaster University

2010-2011 International Excellence Scholarship, McMaster University

2011 Graduate Programs Excellence Award, McMaster University

2009-2010 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Canada