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Kimberly Girling

Defence Research and Development Canada
Canadian Science Policy Fellow

Dr. Kimberly Girling holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia, where she studied new therapeutics for Huntington's Disease, a neurodegenerative illness.  Kimberly was a member of the inaugural cohort of the Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship. Through the fellowship, she was positioned with Defence Research and Development where she worked to identify ethical challenges of emerging technologies for human enhancement in the military.  Kimberly is passionate about health and science policy and has engaged in in numerous projects related to global health and drug policy, most recently initiating and running a cross-Canada survey on substance use in young users. For several years, Kimberly also served as the President of the Student Biotechnology Network, a BC-wide organization that helps students develop career paths in life science and biotechnology through education about career opportunities and connection with industry leaders.