Dr. Rama Khokha is a Senior Scientist and Professor at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University of Toronto. She is currently the Interim Director of Research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She was awarded the prestigious 2014 Robert L Noble Prize from the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute. Rama received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from University of Western Ontario. She was a postdoc at Cancer Research Labs in London, Ontario, and a von Humboldt Fellow at European Molecular Biology Labs. She began her independent program at the London Regional Cancer Centre and then joined the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Her lab studies adult stem cell niches and tumour microenvironment Her program has been supported by multiple International, National, and Provincial granting agencies.