I am a clinical neuroscience project director of the National Core for Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia, and entrepreneur in internet marketing. My primary affiliation is with the division of Neurology in the department of Medicine, but I also have an affiliation with the University of Edinburgh where I did the first part of my graduate training. I am the current leader of the Neuroethics Affinity Group for the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and I serve on the Communications Board of the International Neuroethics Society. My research examines issues in clinical ethics in the context of medical neuroimaging for patients with traumatic brain injury. My expertise focuses largely on assessing novel applications of brain imaging technology as diagnostic tools or predictors of patient prognosis.

My Journey into Neuroethics from Beyond

I graduated from my PhD last May, and then I started working in neuroethics in my current position last June. So this field is still new to me, as my one-year work anniversary will be this summer!

My prior expertise was in neurodegenerative diseases like ALS and associated movement disorders along the spectrum of motor neuron diseases. I liked working in basic science during my PhD. I spent my doctoral training exploring the causes and molecular mechanisms of motor neuron death in ALS. I also looked at the potential for environmental influences on the onset and progression of ALS. My project used the mSOD1 mouse model of ALS to see if environmental factors can interact with genetic predisposition to the disease, and to delineate the directionality of motor neuron death.

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November 3rd, 2017

Neurocentric Product Management: Decoding Human Behavior

Date: November 8, 2017 Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm Location: papercliphk, 3/F, Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, […]

September 14th, 2017

Interview in Nature Careers

I was interviewed for a feature article in Nature, a multidisciplinary scientific journal widely regarded within academic institutions as a […]

July 29th, 2017

Ignite Your Passion 2017

Date: July 29, 2017 Time: 10:30am – 4:00pm Location: Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus Lunch will be provided. I am delighted […]

July 10th, 2017

The Ubyssey Interview: On the Origin of Scientists

I was interviewed for The Ubyssey, the official newspaper of the University of British Columbia, in a column about the […]

May 17th, 2017

Spirit of Africa – A Talk with SP Jain School of Global Management

Date: May 17, 2017 Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm SGT Location: SP Jain School of Global Management, 10 Hyderabad Road, Singapore I […]

April 26th, 2017

Two Stories of Transition Success

I was interviewed for Science in the City, a communications site for Vancouver highlighting news, recent publications, events, and resources […]

March 6th, 2017

B.I.G. Research Day Panel

Date: March 9, 2017 Time: 9:30 – 5:30pm Location: The Great Hall in UBC Student Nest, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, […]

February 11th, 2017

SCI.STUD: A Career-Oriented Resource for Science Undergraduate Students

Recently I learned about Sci.Stud, an online network of professional and academic support for science undergraduate students. The online forum […]

February 2nd, 2017

Is Advanced Education Necessary to Find Authentic Work?

Date: February 2, 2017 Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm Location: The Drive Coffee Bar, 1670 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC All are welcome. […]

January 30th, 2017

Women in Life Sciences Industry Panel

Date: January 30, 2017 Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm Location: Michael Smith Laboratories, MSL101 lobby Catered refreshments will be provided. I have […]