Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Advisor: Dr. Tom Chau
Education & Training
Stefanie received her Bachelor of Science in biology and medical science from Western University in 2016. During her undergraduate studies, she worked in molecular biology and avian physiology labs, discovering that galectins (a family of glycan-binding proteins) could be used as biomarkers for migration in songbirds.
Stefanie received her Master of Science from the University of Guelph in 2019, where she investigated neuroregeneration in geckos. She examined dynamic aspects of the central and peripheral nervous systems following appendage loss and spinal cord rupture. She fostered collaborations between biomedical, neuroscience, and human health & nutritional science departments for her thesis research.
Stefanie is investigating the feasibility and effects of robotic walker (lower limb exoskeleton) use in children with cerebral palsy and other mobility impairments. Learn more here: https://hollandbloorview.ca/research-education/bloorview-research-institute/research-centres-labs/spark-lab/research
Stefanie is a classically trained pianist who enjoys hiking, running, travelling, and playing sports in her spare time.