One-on-one with RI-MUHC's Dr. Bahar Torabi and Dr. Elizabeth Fixman

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Feb 10, 2017

The McGill University Health Centre’s Research Institute (RI-MUHC) houses an incredible amount of talent and innovation. To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we sat down with two female researchers leading exciting work in their respective areas of interest.

Dr. Bahar Torabi is a post-doctorate fellow working in Dr. Bruce Mazer’s lab. Her area of research has to do with food allergies, specifically milk allergies in children. She’s part of a team studying the possibility of desensitizing children with milk allergies by administering small doses of lactose, all the while studying the effects on their immune system and change in antibodies.

Dr. Elizabeth Fixman is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University. She has an extensive resumé, working in various fields of research. However, she is currently leading a team of researchers at the RI-MUHC as they take a closer look at allergic airways disease, such as asthma, and allergic responses in the lungs. Read more