Laila is a scientist by training, an entrepreneur, an educator, an innovator and a mentor. She is experienced in supporting PhDs, post-docs and researchers to build world-changing tech companies derived from their academic research. Under her guidance and leadership more than 500 graduates and researchers have been trained; more than 20 new startups have been created and accelerated in Quebec. Laila is holding a Ph.D. in nanoscience and nanotoxicology from Aix-Marseille University, she worked as a teaching assistant and postdoctoral researcher at McGill University. Laila with her high-impact scientific production and the various research interventions have enabled the advancement of innovative therapies in the field of bone and spinal cord regeneration. Laila is the author of several scientific articles, book chapters and encyclopedias. Laila was the co-founder of Impactful Health R&D, a cleantech start-up that develops plastic alternatives that prolong the shelf life of fresh fish. She is a game changer recognized by her peers that seek to solve global problems and build the innovation economy in Quebec.
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