Julia Messina-Pacheco (she/her) LinkedIn

Co-President

Contact: president@sp-exchange.ca

Julia Messina-Pacheco is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Pathology at McGill University and the Cancer Research Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Her research focuses on identifying genetic markers for early diagnosis and targeted treatment of pancreatic cancer. Julia is also a member of the Chief Science Advisor of Canada’s Youth Council. She is passionate about tackling misinformation through effective scientific communication, advocating for increased graduate student and postdoctoral funding, and promoting sustainability in biomedical research. Julia first joined SPE as VP Editor in 2022.