Joel Pearson


  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Childhood Diseases


Current Positions

Scientist, CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba


PhD, University of Alberta
BSc, Thompson Rivers University

Research Focus

My research focuses on neural and neuroendocrine cancers, which include childhood cancers such as retinoblastoma, neuroblastoma and certain brain cancers. My goal is to develop a better understanding of the molecular basis of these cancers and leverage these findings to identify better ways to treat them.

Research Interests

- molecular basis of cancer
- neural and neuroendocrine cancers
- cancer therapeutics
- cancer genomics
- epigenetics
- CRISPR screening