Breanna BorysPhD Candidate at PBS Biotech, Inc., USA
Breanna received her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering with a Specialization in Biomedical Engineering in 2016 from the University of Calgary. She is currently a senior PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary. Her thesis is focused on developing tools and protocols to overcome bioprocess challenges in the large-scale expansion of high-quality pluripotent stem cells. She has worked in the field of stem cell scale-up process development for the last 7 years and has experience with dermal, mesenchymal, neural, embryonic and induced pluripotent cells as well as targeted cancer virus production. Breanna is the recipient of the Engineers Canada Gold Medal Student Award and is a currently awarded Canada's top PhD scholarship (Vanier).