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Dr. Michelle Ly


What a science mindset means to me:
Embracing and exploring the unknown with curiosity and critical thinking to generate innovative and evidence-based ideas that create positive impact in the healthcare ecosystem.

Prior to joining Shift Health in 2022 as a Consultant, Michelle had experience in supporting client engagements within the spaces of economic development, strategy and operations, and healthcare policies.

Michelle has earned her M.Sc. at McMaster University in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences. Her research focus was in the aryl hydrocarbon receptor pathway that sustained leukemic stem cells in acute myeloid leukemia. Her work has led to a first author publication in Cancer Research. In her Ph.D. studies at SickKids and the University of Toronto, Michelle studied the process of leptomeningeal metastatic spread in paediatric brain tumors in order to improve and inform current therapies available in the clinic. In her graduate career, Michelle has authored 6 publications and have been a recipient of numerous awards including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and SickKids Restracomp.