Michael Smith Health Research BC Research Trainee awarded to Dr. Kotaro Suzuki

Date Posted: 
2022-09-15

Dr. Kotaro Suzuki joins over 1,400 Research Trainee award holders from Michael Smith Health Research BC who reflect the best and brightest of BC's health research talent.

Dr. Suzuki joined Dr. Martin Gleave’s research team at the Vancouver Prostate Centre in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia as a postdoctoral research fellow.

 Current research at Vancouver Prostate Centre focuses on the asparagine endopeptidase (AEP), a lysosomal protease, which is found to be modulated upon the treatment stress in the prostate cancer (PCa). With the Health Research BC Research Trainee award, Kotaro will evaluate the role of AEP in the treatment responses and resistance development in PCa and explore the therapeutic value of AEP in PCa. His research may provide novel findings to improve the treatment outlines in PCa patients.

Congratulations on your Michael Smith Health Research BC Research Trainee award, Kotaro! 

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