Dr. Lindsey Fiddes joins BME as Teaching Lab and Design Studio Coordinator 

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Lindsey Fiddes will be joining the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME) as the Teaching Lab and Design Studio Coordinator, effective July 8th, 2024. 

Dr. Fiddes is no stranger to the BME community, having previously served as the Teaching Lab Coordinator from January to December in 2017. During her tenure, she became well-versed in lab protocols, working with TAs and instructors, ordering supplies, and maintaining laboratory health and safety. Her experience and familiarity with our Institute make her an excellent fit for this role. 

Dr. Fiddes completed her PhD in Chemistry under the supervision of Drs. Eugenia Kumacheva and Aaron Wheeler. She also holds a degree in Chemistry from Western University. Since 2013, she has been with the University of Toronto, starting as a Technology Specialist at the Centre for Microfluidic Systems (now CRAFT). She has gained substantial expertise in microscopy, sample processing, data analysis, and CAD experience with AutoCAD and Solidworks, essential for prototyping with CNC mills, 3D printers, and photolithography. 

Most recently, Dr. Fiddes has been the Lab Manager of the Microscopy Imaging Lab in the Faculty of Medicine, where she has been teaching students the fundamentals of microscopy and overseeing a core facility equipped with advanced imaging technologies. Her work in microscopy has kept her at the forefront of biomedical research trends, including organoid, 3D cell culture, and organ-on-a-chip technologies. 

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Lindsey Fiddes back with us at BME. Her expertise and commitment to excellence make her an invaluable asset to our team. We look forward to seeing the positive impact she will have on our teaching labs and design studio. Congratulations, Lindsey, and welcome back!” said Barbara Alexander, our Manager of Operations at BME. 

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Lindsey Fiddes back to BME. We are confident that her extensive background, dedication, and passion for teaching and research will greatly benefit our students and faculty.