Stacey obtained both her BSc, Honours (biology) and MSc (cancer genetics) from Queen’s University, and her PhD (molecular cancer biology) from the University of Toronto. After graduate studies, she worked as a scientific advisor in the Intellectual Property (IP) group of a leading Canadian law firm where she gained experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications, focusing on life sciences and biotechnology patent protection. Prior to joining MaRS Innovation in 2009, she worked as IP manager and strategist for a Montreal-based biotechnology startup and also as IP scout/advisor for a Toronto teaching hospital. Stacey's role at MaRS Innovation includes the development of IP strategy and commercialization plan for projects across a variety of sectors including therapeutics, biotechnology, imaging and healthcare IT.
"What drew me to this program was that it’s unique in offering a customizable learning scheme and keeping the patient in mind when addressing problems in healthcare.”
- Paige Gilbank, Cohort 2017