Raquel Farías, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow
Supervisor: Dr. Jean Bourbeau
Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program
and Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

After completing a medical degree in Mexico and PhD in pharmacology at McGill University, Dr. Raquel Farías started her postdoctoral fellowship on Dr. Bourbeau’s team. Her current projects focus on the use of new communication technologies to improve self-management strategies in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Farías is also applying her expertise in basic science to develop translational research projects to characterize novel biomarkers in COPD. Her postdoctoral work has been presented at national and international scientific meetings and has earned her a Research Excellence Award.