Jacqueline is a Master of Science student in the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Ma’n Zawati. She is also pursuing a Master’s Specialization in Bioethics through McGill’s Biomedical Ethics Unit. Prior to beginning her studies at McGill, Jacqueline completed undergraduate studies in humanities and biology with particular interests in philosophy, political science, and genetics. In her fourth year, she undertook directed studies projects in genetics, with a focus on anti-angiogenesis cancer therapy, as well as in philosophy, looking at moral agency in Spinoza’s Ethics. She received a Bachelor of Humanities and Biology (Combined Honours) with High Distinction from Carleton University in 2019.
Jacqueline’s research at the Centre of Genomics and Policy focuses on the ethical and legal implications of novel health technologies and is funded by a CIHR Master’s award.
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