Seeds of Science Podcast – Episode 4

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Seeds of Science: Episode 4 Leif Simmatis

Seeds of Science Podcast Poster. Episode 4: December 1st at 8 am EST. Featuring Leif Simmatis Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Leif Simmatis is a third-year postdoctoral researcher in the labs of Dr. Yana Yunusova and Dr. Babak Taati at KITE – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Leif completed his PhD in neuroscience at Queen’s University in 2020, where he used upper-limb robotic assessments to measure neurological impairments in several different clinical populations. His postdoctoral research has focused on developing automated motor speech assessment methods, including software platforms for gathering data, and pipelines for extracting and validating digital speech biomarkers. He is also currently doing a Mitacs Elevate fellowship in collaboration with Winterlight Labs.

Contact with Leif:

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Twitter: @leifsimmatis

LinkedIn: Leif Simmatis

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Episode Abbreviations:

  • KITE – stands for Knowledge Innovation Talent Everywhere – it is the research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, a world leader in rehabilitation science. KITE’s areas of focus include prevention, restoration, enhanced participation and independent living.
  • ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • EMG – electromyography
  • TIA – transient ischemic attack
  • MCAT – Medical College Admission Test
  • PI – Principal Investigator

Disclaimer: The Seeds of Science podcast is supported by UHN’s Office of Research Trainees (ORT). The views expressed in the podcast episodes are not necessarily those of UHN or ORT.