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Clinician-scientist, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto

Samira is currently a virologist, medical microbiologist and infectious disease physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Samira has been working on SARS-CoV-2 since the outset of the pandemic in North America with a focus on virus biology, bioaerosols and exposure, genomics and diagnostics through close and cross-disciplinary collaborations across engineering, computational biology, molecular virology and animal health.


  • –present
    Clinician-scientist, University of Toronto


  • 1999 
    Dalhousie University, Medicine