September/2013 – Juliana successfully passed her Candidacy Examination at the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Juliana is pursuing siRNA-based approaches for control of leukemia. She is supported by an NSERC CREATE (PI: Gaetan Laroche, Laval U.) and her work is co-supervised by Dr. Xiaoyan Jiang (UBC). In a short time, Juliana became an expert in delivering siRNA to hard-to-transfect suspension growing cells and we expect unique observations from her in the coming years.