Eisha Ahmed is a PhD candidate in experimental medicine at McGill University, studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underpin regulatory B cell development in allergies and asthma. Previously, she obtained her B.Sc. in interdepartmental immunology with minors in math and computer science at McGill. She also works as the marketing and brand strategist for Dispersa, a Quebec-based cleantech start-up, to ensure that its messaging and communication is as strong as its technology.
Eisha believes great potential exists in using an interdisciplinary approach while tackling challenges in and beyond scientific research, and enjoys helping others develop and diversify the necessary skills. She is active in science outreach, developing conferences and programs for high school students, and has volunteered as a science fair judge for over 5 years. She also delivers workshops on various topics in computer programming, analytics, and data visualization aimed at fellow graduate students and researchers.
Both scientific rigour and visual design are important skills for scientists in her eyes; beyond research, Eisha has experience as a freelance graphic designer and web developer. When not working in the lab or on the computer, she enjoys biking, learning how to forage, and experimenting with growing food crops.