Laura Paterson

Laura Paterson

PhD Student

Laura is a PhD candidate in the Division of Experimental Medicine at McGill University. She joined the Kildea lab’s Neutron-Induced Carcinogenic Effects (NICE) team in 2018.

Laura’s work is currently focused on the experimental evaluation of neutron relative biological effectiveness (RBE) in human peripheral blood lymphocytes at neutron energies similar to those found in radiotherapy treatment bunkers.

  • Radiation biology
  • Biological dosimetry
  • Cell biology
  • Neutron relative biological effectiveness (RBE)
  • Radiation-induced carcinogenesis
  • PhD in Experimental Medicine, 2018-present

    McGill University

  • MSc in Radiation Science (Radiation Biology specialization), 2017

    McMaster University

  • BEd (Intermediate/Senior Education specialization), 2007

    University of Ontario Institute of Technology

  • BSc in Biology, 2006

    McMaster University