Jasia was raised in Saint Lucia, W.I. and moved to Canada in 2012, where she obtained her Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University. In 2017, she graduated with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Here she found a great interest in Tissue Engineering and Biofluids.
As her Master’s thesis research topic, she investigated the changes in the mechanical properties of collagen type-I matrices populated by 3T3 fibroblasts. She joined MERLN within the RegMed XB Kidney Moonshot in November 2017. Her research focuses on designing a microfluidic platform for proximal tubule function. She will utilize both computational and experimental techniques to investigate the design parameters of the platform.