Sana is a PhD student in the Shapiro Lab in the McGill Genome Center and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University.
- Sana's research focuses on the genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2, specifically its transmission and adaptation in animal hosts. Additionally, Sana is interested in time series analyses of SARS-CoV-2 wastewater sequences.
- She uses population genetics and statistical approaches to assess the ability of such data to predict pathogen blooms.
- She completed her undergraduate studies in electrical engineering and system control at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. During her undergraduate studies, she interned at the Vienna School of Population Genetics at the University of Vienna, the McGill Genome Center, and the Vienna Biocenter at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.