The Scientific Review Panel is responsible for the evaluation of research grant applications. It consists of experienced researchers and clinicians who convene to discuss and rank applications based on rigorous criteria. Each member of the panel is carefully selected by the LLSC, in consultation with the appointed Chair, with varying expertise on blood cancer types and pose no conflict with the applicants. Once the applications are reviewed, the panel presents a recommendation for funding to the Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee.
Dr. Cynthia Guidos, Chair
Dr. Guidos is a Senior Scientist in the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program at the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute in Toronto and a professor in the Department of Immunology in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto. Her research program is focused on defining mechanisms of lymphocyte development, and how defects in this process cause autoimmunity and cancer. Her research has been published in top-tier medical journals. She has also organized and chaired several international immunology research conferences.