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My name is Manuel (Manny) Ester, I am a PhD Student in the Faculty of Kinesiology.

Supervisor: Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed

Research Project: Using technology to support physical activity maintenance in exercise oncology

My Story

BSc. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University

MSc. Biomedicine, bioinformatics, and biotechnology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden


Growing up with family members affected by cancer, I always had a keen interest in cancer research. While learning about cancer biology in my undergrad, working as a personal trainer and fitness centre supervisor helped me realize the value of exercise for all populations. Now, I am combining my passion for cancer research and exercise within my PhD. I love seeing the positive impact of exercise on individuals with cancer!

Play an integral role in our mission to make exercise part of standard cancer care, working in the system to develop, implement, and grow exercise programs for cancer populations.

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