Dr. Bachand is a radiation oncologist and the Radiation Oncology Department Head at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior in Kelowna and an expert in brachytherapy, a revolutionary treatment method that is bringing hope to thousands of cancer patients in B.C.
To better understand how gene expression is controlled in normal and cancerous cells, Dr. Bachand’s laboratory is investigating distinct aspects of post-transcriptional gene regulation. He is looking into the role that different cytoplasmic and nuclear proteins that link the tail of RNA, and how post-translational modifications modulate the function of various RNA-binding proteins.
Dr. Bachand’s research group leverages advancements in technology to benefit their studies in molecular biology, genomics and proteomics. This research could lead to the discovery of new targets for the treatment of several diseases.