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Tue, Nov 29



[Guelph Chapter] Panel Session: Exploring the Biomedical Engineering Sector

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[Guelph Chapter] Panel Session: Exploring the Biomedical Engineering Sector
[Guelph Chapter] Panel Session: Exploring the Biomedical Engineering Sector

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Nov 29, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST



About the Event


Join the Guelph S2BN Chapter on Tuesday, November, 29th for an online discussion panel featuring Sam Salemi, Michaela Di Cristofaro, Val Bauman, and Mathew Platt who are University of Guelph graduates with work experience in the biomedical engineering sector. During this session we will be talking about transitioning from academia to industry and exploring biomedical engineering career opportunities for graduates of science and engineering programs.


  • Sam Salemi, MASc; Biomedical Developer, MolecuLight
  • Michaela Di Cristofaro, B.Eng; Intermediate Systems Engineer, StarFish Medical
  • Val Bauman, MASc; Data Scientist, Avande
  • Mathew Platt, PhD; Associate Director of Health, Creative Destruction Lab


  • Discover potential career options for students interested in biomedical engineering.
  • Learn how recent engineering graduates have transitioned into the biomedical engineering industry.
  • Learn how to showcase your personal experience for a career in biomedical engineering.

About the Speakers:

Sam Salemi: I am a biomedical developer at MolecuLight – a medical imaging company that has developed a handheld fluorescence-guided imaging device for the wound care industry. I am on the research and development team and work towards building new features and algorithms for bacterial detection. I completed my undergraduate and MASc at the University of Guelph in Biomedical Engineering while playing on the varsity baseball team! Aside from work and sports/being active, I enjoy perfecting the art of cooking – specifically pizzas – for my friends and family.

Michaela Di Cristofaro: I am a systems engineer at StarFish Medical. We are a consulting company that specializes in medical device design and development so we work on everything from ambulatory devices to treatment systems you'd find in the hospital! As a systems engineer I pull on my varied engineering experiences from past opportunities and my business experience from starting up my own company. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph in Biomedical Engineering and in my spare time you'll catch me on the soccer field, in my vegetable garden or playing video games!

Val Bauman: I’m Val Bauman and I’m an early career data scientist, enthusiastic problem solver, and avid crocheter. I graduated from the UoG Biomedical Engineering program in 2019 and completed my Master of Applied Science in Engineering, specializing in artificial intelligence, in 2021. In my MASc, my research was in human activity recognition and now I work for a tech consulting company where I complete data science projects (right now, I’m creating machine learning models to predict machine vibrations!)


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