I obtained my PhD in Daniel Durocher lab at the Lunenfeld Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, and Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. With Dan I learned about using molecular biology, genetics, and cell biology to understand genome stability, DNA repair, and telomere biology. Meanwhile I graduated from a two-year radiation medicine program (EIRR21, now STARS21) in the Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Toronto and held a Certificate in Project Management from University of Toronto. With a CIHR fellowship and later a Mitacs Elevate Fellowship I further conducted postdoctoral work in the labs of Sachdev Sidhu and Jason Moffat in the Donnelly Centre at the University of Toronto. I learned from Dev and Jason how to “modulate” cell signalling using protein engineering, synthetic biology, and systems biology approaches. Here in my own lab, I propose to combine the expertise I gained from my PhD and Postdoc studies to further understand and modulate DNA damage responses for novel cancer therapeutics.