Meet Our Edmonton Team
The Edmonton S2BN Chapter partners with regional stakeholders to organize career development and networking events for STEM and Health/Life Sciences graduate trainees. Our aim is to support the growth of Alberta's Health and Life Sciences sector by preparing highly qualified personnel for a career path outside of academia.
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Shae is doing research with the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta.
Rachel is a master’s student in the Department of Oncology. Her research seeks to understand the effects of the neurofibromin 1 protein on activation of cell signaling pathways in high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma, and how the targeted therapies can be used to inhibit such signaling pathways in patients with NF1-depleted, homologous recombination-proficient ovarian cancer.
Nadia joined S2BN to apply her event planning skills to bridge the gap between academia and industry. Nadia is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on understanding the basic mechanisms underlying the development of allergic diseases. The main focus is the role of barrier function in airway epithelial cells using in vitro and ex vivo human models. Her research will improve our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of the barrier function in the airway epithelium.
Alberto is currently a PhD Candidate in the Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) department at UofA. His research focuses on identifying host dependency factors essential for SARS-CoV-2 infection that can be disturbed by FDA approved drugs.
Gina is completing her degree with the Department of Medicine and Department and Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. She is researching the acute immune response to ischemic stroke in the blood of stroke patients using gene expression and metabolite analysis.
Fernanda is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on fostering the quality of psychiatric care and reducing the economic impact on healthcare systems and the burden suffered by patients. By managing different types of data and by applying biostatistics approaches, she aims to find significant key factors that may contribute to mental health-related public health system utilization, psychiatric diagnosis, and treatment response.