Michelle completed her BSc in Physics in 2011 and MSc in Theoretical Physics in 2013 at Brock University. She obtained her PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2017 from Brock University, where she was a Vanier Scholar and the recipient of the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal. Her PhD research focused on the energy transport and localization processes in granular alignments, as well as their statistical and thermodynamic properties. After her PhD, Michelle joined the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo as Departmental Postdoctoral Fellow, where she developed systems biology and data science approaches to study cancer signaling pathways and drug resistance mechanisms in leukemia and head and neck cancers, as well as taught calculus courses to life sciences and engineering students. In 2020, she became Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, where she continued her research and had the opportunity to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. In 2022, Michelle joined Applied BioMath as a Principal Scientist in the Modeling and Simulation Department.


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