Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders; Associate Member, Biomedical Engineering, Otolaryngology
E-mail: nicole.li [at] mcgill.ca
Research Areas: Biological Modelling; Computational Biology; Systems Biology
I am both a speech pathologist (MSc.) and a systems biologist (Ph.D.) by training. I conduct research on laryngeal tissue repair and engineering using an integrated empirical and computational approach. Our team has developed agent-based computational models that characterize the inflammatory and healing process associated with vocal fold injury and repair. Ultimately, with the assistance of this computer software program, clinicians will be able to predict in advance, or along any points during the intervention how different treatments, including surgical, behavioral, biomaterials, can alter their safety and efficacy, and personalize the treatment to the individual vocal characteristics and treatment progress.
Lab website: http://voice.lab.mcgill.ca/