The Aurora Scientific sales team is growing, again! To better meet the needs of our researchers, and we are very excited to announce the arrival of our newest Product Consultant, Samar Rizvi. Here is a little bit about her . . .
“My science career kicked off at the University of Toronto, where I graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree through a specialist in Human Genetics, as well as a Master of Science degree in Molecular Genetics. I was immediately drawn to the intersection of science and innovation, which informed my Master’s thesis on the application of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology to explore a rare inherited neurodevelopmental disorder, called MECP2 duplication syndrome.
Once I wrapped up my Master’s research at The Hospital for Sick Children, I stayed on as a research technologist, and eventually took on the responsibilities of managing the lab. Throughout my experience, it struck me how much I patently enjoyed science communication. Be it talking to researchers, attending symposiums, or presenting at conferences, I loved the process of knowledge translation, and knew I wanted to build on that passion.
Outside of my own research project, the lab I worked in explored numerous other genetic diseases, including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Serendipitously, Aurora Scientific’s 1300 system was instrumental (pun intended) to assessing muscle function in our muscle projects, and I immediately resonated with the team’s trustworthy approach to supporting scientists. Now being on the other side, I can truly say it is a privilege to witness this talented team in action! Under their guidance and expertise, I am especially excited to build long-lasting relationships with the incredible researchers in North America, and have a front-row seat to their journey of advancing research.
Beyond the world of science, I love reading, traveling, creative writing, and giving back to the community. When I’m not piling books in my room or scribbling poems, I love to volunteer my efforts to non-profit organizations and learn about different charity projects.”