Dr. Sarah Svenningsen is a translational pulmonary imaging scientist who recently joined McMaster University faculty (2020) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Respirology). She is an Affiliate Scientist at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health and The Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton. She graduated with an Honours Specialization degree in Medical Biophysics (2011) and a PhD in Medical Biophysics (2015) at Western University. Her research focuses on the development and application of novel pulmonary imaging methods to better understand complex airways diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Dr. Svenningsen has authored 46 publications in the fields of pulmonary medicine and medical imaging and has an h-index of 19 (i10-index 31, >1400 citations). She was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2020) and the recipient of the 2017 Charles Polanyi Prize in Physiology/Medicine.