IWS Mississauga (GTA) Leaders (City and Senior leaders)

Adriana Verduzco - Senior Leader

Originally from Mexico City, I graduated as a veterinarian from the University National of Mexico then pursued a MSc in Animal Science.  Passionate about Animal Reproduction, I pursued a PhD in Veterinary Science at University of Montreal focusing on bovine placenta steroidogenesis. After earning my PhD, I went on to pursue an industrial postdoctoral training at L’Alliance Boviteq. In 2014, I relocated to Toronto and I decided to take a break from my career to take care of my newborn daughter. In 2016, after having faced many obstacles to resume my scientific career, I decided to reorient my profession into the Life Science Industry. I’m currently working as a Quotation and tender specialist in a biotechnology company.

Having experienced first-hand workplace harassment and discrimination, I’m fully committed to women empowerment and to share awareness of the obstacles that immigrant women in science face. 

I’m also an experienced rock climber who loves nature and enjoys simple things in life.

Shraddha Dubey - Senior Leader

 I am a biotechnologist originally from India. I completed my Bachelor’s in Biotechnology in 2010 from Allahabad Agricultural Institute, India and my Master’s in Biomedical Sciences in 2013 from University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. I moved to Canada in 2014 and started working as an Associate Scientist at AbCelex Technologies Inc. In my current role, I am employed as a Scientist at Orpheus Medica Inc. In the last 5 years my work has been focused on antibody discovery and engineering. I have taken active roles in developing products and bringing them into production. 

I have a passion to make a difference and an aspiration to change lives and I continuously strive to develop new technologies that can be implemented for the betterment of society. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, shopping and playing board games.