Nirosha J. Murugan received her Honours B.S. in Behavioural Neuroscience, M.Sc. in Biology and Biophysics, and Ph.D. in Biomolecular Sciences from Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Nirosha J. Murugan is a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Tissue Biophysics and Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. She earned her Ph.D. in Biomolecular Sciences with a focus on Cancer Biology and Neuroscience, where she developed patented electromagnetic and optical tools to detect and manipulate cancer fates non-invasively. In 2017, she joined the Allen Discovery Centre at Tufts University as a post-doctoral fellow, where she developed non-invasive technology for the induction of limb regeneration. She also worked with the Wyss Institute at Harvard University to develop biophysical models to understand cognition. Now, leading her own lab in Canada, Nirosha’s research program uses an interdisciplinary, cell-to-society approach to understand how biophysical signals can be controlled to guide stem cell differentiation, regenerate tissues, and reprogram disease states such as cancer.