Principal Investigator

Sara Mahshid, PhD
Assistant Professor, McGill University

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, 2015- 2017 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, 2012- 2015
  • Lecturer, Monash University Sunway Campus, 2011- 2012 
  • Ph.D., Sharif University of Technology, 2011 

Dr. Sara Mahshid is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at McGill University. She received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. There she developed a novel nanostructured biosensor based on modified titanium oxide nanotubes and Platinum nanowires for electrochemical sensing of dopamine and glucose. During her PhD she was also a research flow at the Laboratory of Biosensing/ Chemometrics at Hunan University. She joined McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre as a postdoctoral fellow in 2012 after a short appointment as a lecturer at Monash University Sunway campus. At McGill she was part of a high value CHRP-funded collaboration between physics (professor Walter Reisner) and medicine (professor Robert Sladek). The focus of her research was to develop novel nano/micro platforms for single-cell genomics and single molecule imaging. Her postdoctoral experience at University of Toronto in professor Shana Kelley’s lab advanced her training in nano biosensor development and point-of-care diagnostics. She has also been involved in clinically relevant projects including detection of pathogens and HIV antibodies. She has over twenty journal publications, several conference presentations and invited talks.

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