I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University in the lab of Dr. Erin Gibson. I completed my PhD at the Institute of Medical Science in the University of Toronto (2018), under the supervision of Dr. Michael Fehlings, where my thesis was focused on the peripheral inflammatory response in neurotrauma and application of immunomodulatory cell therapies to target this pathology. I subsequently spent two years as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, University of California-Irvine (UCI), transplanting various sources of neural stem cells for traumatic brain injury.
Throughout my training, I have found that exogenous stem cell transplantation alters behavior of endogenous progenitor populations and, in many cases, this interaction drives recovery. Therefore, in the context of neurotrauma and neurodegeneration, my research interests lie broadly between the extrinsic and intrinsic control mechanisms of endogenous central nervous system precursor cells. Specifically, I hope to understand their circadian as well as immune-mediated activation potential for repair and/or regeneration in disease.
Bachelor of Science, University of Ottawa (2012)
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto (2018)
Erin Gibson, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor