Seeds of Science Podcast – Season 2, Episode 3

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Seeds of Science: Season 2, Episode 3

How to objectively measure the biomechanics of swallowing: Dr. Renata Mancopes’ inspiring story

Seeds of Science Podcast, Season 2, Episode 3: Renata Mancopes, Postdoctoral Researcher

Renata received her speech-language pathology training in Brazil and worked clinically for over 20 years. Before moving to Toronto, she worked as a professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria-BR teaching in the area of swallowing and dysphagia. She supervised masters and doctoral students, also conducting research. Renata currently works as a Postdoctoral fellow in the Steele Swallowing Lab. She has a special interest in swallowing and swallowing disorders in people with lung diseases. She receives award for her presentations at Dysphagia Research Society and Canadian Respiratory Society Annual Meeting as well. In 2022 she received an award from Canadian Respiratory Research Network and she is author of more than 30 papers.

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Catriona Steele’s lab

Pronouns: she/her

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A photo of Renata with many pairs of shoes displayed around her

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Twitter: @RezinhaRS

Instagram: @Renata_Mancopes_Phd

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