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CP Discovery Lab - Our Team

Meet our team of scientists, staff, students and volunteers.


Dr. Darcy Fehlings (MD MSc FRCPC)

Principal Investigator & Scientific Director of CP-NET. See Dr. Fehlings' full scientist profile


Lauren Switzer, MSc

Lauren is the Research Manager of the CP Discovery Lab and Program Manager of the Cerebral Palsy Integrated Neuroscience Discovery Network (funded by the Ontario Brain Institute). She has received her Master of Science degree in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from Western University. Previously, she has worked on clinical research studies focused on child and maternal health.

Ritesh Thapa, MBBS

Ritesh is a Research Coordinator at the CP Discovery Lab for the CP-NET Clinical Database study. Ritesh comes from a medical background and did his MBBS degree from Kathmandu University. Before joining the CP Discovery Lab, he worked for a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation centre for children with cerebral palsy and other neuro-developmental disorders in Nepal.


  • Daniela Testani (MSc) – PhD Student, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
  • Divya Vurrabindi - MSc Student, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto