Dr. Jessica McAlpine was born and raised in Vancouver. She did her medical training in the US, returning in 2006 to take a position at UBC and the BC Cancer Agency. She currently splits her time equally between clinical/surgical duties and translational research. She is part of the OVCARE research team (British Columbia’s Ovarian Cancer Research group) and Director of the OVCARE Tissue Bank. Her research focuses on specific subtypes of ovarian and endometrial cancers, and prevention.