Dr. Grace Parraga was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario and completed a PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington (USA). Upon completing post-doctoral studies at the University of Basel, (Switzerland), she joined F. Hoffman La Roche AG as a scientist. She returned to academic research at Western University in London and currently serves on the CHEST Editorial Board, the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Canadian Lung Association, CIHR and NSERC peer-review-panels. She is a board member of the CIHR-ICRS Institute for Circulatory and Respiratory Health and Western University. Dr. Parraga’s lab is focused on developing a deep understanding of chronic lung disease using novel imaging methods.