Zoya Retiwalla
Communications, Marketing, and Recruitment Assistant
Translational Research Program, University of Toronto


Research Interests: Passionate about communicating the intricacies of genetics and endeavour to help in the translation of novel genetic technologies into the clinic. Aspires to set up a non-profit that helps affected individuals comprehend and manage various genetic disorders.

Bio Brief

Zoya is a biotechnologist with a strong genetic grasp and business acumen. She joined the Medical genomics program to learn the current trends in genetics along with understanding how to better communicate science to bridge the knowledge gap that exists between genetic experts and non-professionals. She likes to think of herself as a Jack of all trades and master of some. Zoya currently works as a Communications, Marketing, and Recruitment Coordinator for the Translational Research Program.

Other Highlights:

TR Spotlight: Viruses – Friend Or Foe? Development Of Viruses For Cancer Therapy

On June 25, 2021, we welcomed individuals from varied fields of innovation, science, health, and healthcare from across Canada to our last summer TR Spotlight of this year, "Viruses – Friend Or Foe? Development Of Viruses For Cancer Therapy". Dr. Joseph Ferenbok,...

Understanding the Patient Experience: TRP Partner Projects

Students visited the Sunnybrook Aneasthesia Department to Dr. Sinziana Avramescu shared the challenges consulting with patients throughout the perioperative

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