ALS, a disease characterized by the rapid degeneration of motor neurons, is characterized by progressive inflammation in the peripheral tissues. There is a increasing need to elucidate the role and timing of this inflammation in ALS patients by surveying peripheral immune responses in the blood. Recently, the CyTOF has been shown as a powerful tool to demonstrate the depth and variety of cell populations, and therefore serves as a unique opportunity to understand disease progression in ALS patients. My role involves spearheading initiatives for Cytof analysis to highlight the power of this unique instrument. Please feel free to contact me for additional information.
As recent graduate from Queen’s university in Life Sciences, I have dedicated time to developing proficiency with diverse laboratory techniques by working in several national and international labs. Outside of the lab, I am an avid rower with the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club as well as a Marathon Runner. In my spare time I enjoy the mountainous Vancouver landscape through hiking, biking and snowboarding as well as volunteering with community outreach initiatives.