Leslie joined MARI in February 2019 and is a Junior Supervisor with an interest in rare genetic disorders. As graduate of Health Science, from Simon Fraser University, her field of interest is at the intersection between Genetic Epidemiology and Clinical Biology to understand disease at the population level. Other fields of interest also include infectious diseases, age-related neuropathies, and cancer genomics.
As an overall science enthusiast, Leslie likes to engage with open source and citizen science communities online and offline. She occasionally writes blog posts and is considering becoming a science writer, if that means she gets to travel to cover science conferences.