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Patricia Rakopoulos Cunha, MSc

PhD Candidate

MSc, University of Ottawa, Cellular & Molecular Medicine


BSc, University of Toronto, Botany & Biochemistry


What’s your background?

I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I left this fine city to pursue a Masters degree and it was then that I discovered the beauty of our nation’s capital, Ottawa. I wouldn’t be upset if fate brought me and my family there again one day because it became a home away from home.

Why science?

I love it. Is there any better reason than that?

Do you have any advice for someone interested in a career in research?

I recommend a career in research only for those with a deep desire to know how and why biology (health & disease) is what it is.

What do you like to do for leisure?

I love spending time with my husband and my daughter doing anything or nothing at all. I also enjoy sports, gardening and music.

Any song or book recommendations?

The song “Thunderclouds (Lost Frequencies Remix)” by LSD

If someone were to make a movie about your life, what would the title be?

A Beautiful (But Busy) Mind

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