Project

Brain ischemia induces a complex cascade of events resulting in inflammation and neuronal cell death. Consequently, stroke survivors experience neurological and motor dysfunctions that decrease their quality of life. Increasing cell survival and returning the brain to a state of plasticity allows the cellular tissue to repair and regenerate. I am engineering a co-delivery system of a plasticity-enhancing enzyme and a trophic factor, and investigating how they can synchronously influence stroke recovery.

Education

MASc Candidate
Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto

BASc, Honours Nanotechnology Engineering with Distinction
University of Waterloo

Awards
NSERC CGSM (2020)
McLean Foundation Scholarship (2020, Offered)

MASc Candidate, 2020-Present