June – Sept/2015 – We were delighted to host the MITACS student Ms. Barbara Arteaga for a short time in our lab. Barbara joined us from Mexico (B.Sc in biotechnology) for a 3-month duration, working with graduate student Manoj Parmer. She helped us explore siRNA therapy in breast cancer cells and follow the consequences of combinatorial siRNA delivery. Besides the tequila she left us for special occasions, Barbara’s data has started to reveal siRNA effects on target and by-stander cells. We wish Barbara best of luck in her future endeavours and hope to see her again in Canada.