Episode 90: Dr. Noushin Nabavi, Cell Biologist in Training & Economist

February 24, 2021

Growing up as a self-described "weird kid," Noushin was drawn to science at an early age. She came to Canada from Iran when she was 15 years old, and despite language barriers and adjusting to a new culture, she thrived and became the researcher and economist she is today. Noushin tells us in this episode with host Dr. Lesley Shannon about how fostering perseverence has kept her going even through difficult times and why she is passionate about her work. 

(Please excuse any audio hiccups in this remotely recorded interview.)

Guest: Noushin Nabavi (LinkedIn)

Noushin Nabavi is a cell biologist in training. She received her PhD in cell and systems biology from the University of Toronto in 2011 working on deciphering the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in stem cell differentiation to bone. She worked on several research projects before transitioning to a role in the BC Ministry of Health as a Science Policy Fellow where she is still, now working as an Economist.

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Hosted by: Dr. Lesley Shannon
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Hennessey