Evict Radon - Dr. Aaron Goodarzi
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Aaron Goodarzi, PhD, is an assistant professor at University of Calgary’s Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute at the Cumming School of Medicine, and currently holds the title of Canada Research Chair for Radiation Exposure Disease. He is a globally recognized researcher in understanding how radiation impacts our DNA to cause genetic damage and ultimately cancer.
About Dr. Aaron Goodarzi:
Aaron is the Canada Research Chair for Radiation Exposure Disease. He obtained his PhD from University of Calgary in 2005 and trained as a post-doctoral scholar at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre at the University of Sussex (UK) until 2010. In 2011, he opened his own laboratory at the University of Calgary’s School of Medicine. In 2015, he was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 and, in 2016 he was made a University of Calgary “Peak Scholar” for his work in knowledge engagement and innovation with regards to radon gas induced cancer. Dr. Goodarzi is a co-founder of Evict Radon, a national confederation of scholars aimed at enabling radon research by encouraging citizens to test for radon and share their findings with researchers.