Originally from Montreal, QC, Adam completed his PhD studies in the Jabado lab while enrolled in the MD-PhD program at McGill University. During his four years in the lab between January 2011 to December 2014, he worked with genomic and epigenomic data of childhood brain tumors, with a specific focus on pediatric high- and low-grade gliomas. He was able to contribute to the characterization of histone mutations in pediatric glioblastoma as well as mutations in ACVR1 in deadly pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs). Adam also maintained an interest in pilocytic astrocytomas, the most common CNS tumor of childhood, and was able to contribute to projects characterizing age-related aneuploidy as an important mechanism in these tumors.
Following his PhD studies, Adam went on to complete his medical degree in 2017 at McGill and is currently completing his residency training in General Surgery at the University of Ottawa and maintains his clinical and research interests in childhood cancer and congenital diseases.