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Department of Physics & Astronomy
Faculty of Science
University of British Columbia
Sarah Morris is a 4th-year PhD student who came to the University of British Columbia after completing her undergraduate and Masters in Physics at the University of Cambridge. After trying a variety of research internships, she found the field of MRI Physics and was drawn to the versatility of the technology, the vibrancy of the research field and the important real-world applications. Sarah holds an NSERC CGS D scholarship for her PhD and is working on developing advanced MRI scans which can be used to measure microstructural changes in the brain and spinal cord. One focus of her research is applying these techniques to track tissue damage after spinal cord injury, with the hope of establishing metrics to use in clinical trials. She is very interested in science communication and public engagement, most recently coming 3rd in the UBC 3 minute thesis competition. Outside of research, Sarah has been taking Ballet classes since she was a child. She also loves skiing, hiking and reading on the beach.