Noosheen Walji

Noosheen is currently a PhD candidate in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. In 2013, she completed her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at U of T, and in 2015 she finished her Master of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Noosheen is driven by her interest in accessible education and health care technologies. Her current work involves the development of a microfluidic device that can mimic key elements of the breast cancer tumour microenvironment, such that cellular-scale growth dynamics of cancer can be observed in vitro. This technology will facilitate a more efficient drug development process, and enable personalized treatment for cancer medicine, while also providing a platform on which fundamental research can be conducted to uncover new information about the disease. In her spare time, Noosheen is an avid reader, Olympic Weightlifter, and explorer of the great outdoors.

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