An internationally recognized cancer cell biology researcher has been named a Professor Emerita by the University of Guelph (U of G).

Throughout her 30-year career in the Ontario Veterinary College’s (OVC) Department of Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Brenda Coomber has focused on the biology of blood vessels, cancer biology and DNA repair, often with a comparative and translational approach.

Following a BSc and MSc in Zoology at the U of G, she completed her PhD and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto where she became intrigued with the biology of blood vessels in health and disease, something that became her career-long passion and an area of scientific contribution and international expertise.