Timothy Samuel

Current title:
PhD Candidate
Degrees:
Masters of Science in Biological Physics, University of Toronto, Canada
Affiliations:

  • Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
  • Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network

Tim Samuel received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Physics from the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada). He is currently studying Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto and joined our lab in 2017 to pursue his postdoctoral degree.

This image was captured in a live mouse using a laser-scanning confocal microscope (LSM710, Carl Zeiss). The pancreatic tumor (blue), blood vessels (green), and pancreatic stellate cells (pink) are visualized.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is an emerging treatment for locally-advanced pancreatic cancer.  While most therapeutic strategies focus on the cancer cell itself, many studies are showing that coordinated communication between cancer cells and their surrounding microenvironment exert a more profound effect on the development of malignancy and treatment resistance. My preclinical project is looking at the effects of SBRT on the in vivo pancreatic tumor microenvironment using fluorescence intravital microscopy.