Dr. Cara Haney
Dr. Cara Haney is an assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in plant-microbiome interactions at the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining the UBC faculty in 2016, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School. Her lab uses high throughput screening combined with genetic and comparative genomic approaches to identify the genetic basis of beneficial traits in plant-microbiome interactions. Her work focuses on elucidating basic mechanisms in host-microbiome interactions, and in finding sustainable solutions for agronomically important challenges.
Nadia Beyzaei is the Coordinator of the Health Design Lab (HDL) at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada, and a Graduate Research Assistant and Communication Designer at the H-Behaviours Research Lab at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with specializations in Life Sciences and Mathematics from the University of British Columbia, and a Certificate in Communication Design from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Nadia is currently pursuing a Master of Research of Healthcare + Design at the Royal College of Art, in London, UK. Through her work at HDL and BCCHR, she has been involved in health research projects for the past 6 years and her interests reside in harmonizing health and design research methodologies for improving health outcomes for the neuro-diverse and those of different cultural backgrounds and ages.