Dr. Gerry Krystal
Research Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency

Blog Posts by Dr. Gerry Krystal

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Starting my research at the BC Cancer Agency

I applied for an NCI-C Fellowship while at the University of California at Irvine and was invited by Dr. Lloyd Skarsgard to come up for an interview at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver. After the interview, he encouraged me to come to the Agency after my post-doc stint (I got the Fellowship!) I knew I wanted to come back to Canada and settle by the ocean so I didn’t even apply to any other cancer research centres. I drove up to Vancouver with a scrawny, stray Siamese cat that adopted me in California. I named him Brutus to encourage him to get bigger (which he did!) and bought a house in...