The Department of Bioengineering is pleased to welcome Professor Sara Mahshid as part of our academic team! Professor Mahshid joins us from University of Toronto where she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Professor Shana Kelley. Prior to her time at U of T, Professor Mahshid also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University – making her no stranger to our beautiful campus.
Thanks to her academic background in Materials Science and Engineering, as well as her industry experience as Materials Specialist, Professor Mahshid brings a unique interdisciplinary research background in which she combines her expertise in nanomaterials-based biosensing and nano/microfluidic lab-on-chip devices for applications in healthcare (diagnostics, genetics and medicine). More specifically, she uses engineering approaches to develop innovative bionano-medical devices for point-of-care diagnostics and single cell analysis (for further details, visit her website).
To get to know Professor Mahshid better, we asked her a series of This or That questions. Let’s see her preferences!:
Q: Phone calls or Texts?
A: Phone Calls
Q: Books or e-books
Q: Dogs or Cats
Q: Netflix or YouTube?
A: I would go with YouTube.
Q: Mac or PC?
A: Definitely Mac!
Q: Laptop or Tablet?
A: For sure Laptop.
Q: Rain or Snow:
Q: Petri dishes or Centrifuges:
A: That is a tough one, I work with both. But, I will have to go with centrifuges.
Q: Biology or Engineering:
A: That’s another tough one, there are aspects of both that are so important. I will have to say both.
Q: Montreal or Toronto?
A: Both are great cities in different ways.