Dr Katharine Carter Visits the Perk Lab!

Dr Katharine Carter (Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Centre) visited the Perk Lab on June 7th to see our breast lumpectomy navigation system in clinical use. She also delivered a wonderful presentation about the history of breast cancer treatment and was shown various projects in the lab. We enjoyed her lively presence and hope she will visit us again soon!

Surgery / PerkLab joint project on CKWS TV News

The subtitle says everything: "It’s a ground-breaking surgical technique that could revolutionize the way breast cancer patients undergo surgery." Congrats to our team, especially to Tamas Ungi, MD, PhD and Gabrielle Gauvin, MD, who are spearheading this fantastic work and they are also starring in the video.


Dr. Sue Sue

Earlier today, our Paweena (Sue-Sue) U-Thainual has defended her PhD thesis entitled "MR image overlay: An augmented reality system for needle guidance". Sue Sue was poised and well prepared, and she had good humour. In short, she gave a terrific performance. 

Well done and well deserved, Dr. Sue Sue! 


The 2012 BMC Party

Dear All,

The annual BMC party was a blast, as always. This year we are grateful to Parvin and Keyvan for hosting the gang. Our graces were beautiful. (We, boys, were also above average, I suppose.) See more pictures here.

It was a great pleasure to have the team together - it always makes me a bit sentimental, though, he-he.

Let's do it again next year!



Dr. Hans Ringertz visited the PerkLab

The Perk lab had a distinguished visitor on October 25, Dr. Hans Ringertz from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Dr. Ringertz, first and foremost, is a radiologist and eminent interventionalist. Until his formal retirement a few years ago, he was a member of the Nobel Prize Committee in medicine and physiology for 22 years and he also headed the committee.