Nour Senoussaoui

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Nour has completed a BSc in biological sciences with a focus on animal physiology at l’Université de Montréal in Quebec. She is currently a Masters in Engineering student in Biomedical Engineering at UBC since September 2021. Nour has experience with wet laboratories and working with animals and is seeking supplementary engineering knowledge to further her career. She recently joined IBL in May 2022 for a research internship under the supervision of Dr. Babak Shadgan. Nour is currently investigating the changes of the tissue oxygenation index (TOI) across different body sites using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and finding a healthy TOI “gold” range using various physiological changes. Her research aims to help physicians in monitoring spinal cord injuries and improving the oxygenation of the tissue remotely and in a noninvasively manner using a non-injured body site. Nour continues to refine and widen her knowledge as well as sharing it to others as she is fluent in four languages and spends her free time as a French teacher for elementary students.


  • MEng, Biomedical Engineering, University of British Columbia (2021-Present)
  • College diplomat, Arts and Sciences, Université de Montréal (2020-2021)
  • BSc, Biological sciences, Animal Physiology, Université de Montréal (2017-2020)


  • Dean’s Honour Roll, UdeM, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Current Projects

  • Investigation on the variation of the tissue oxygenation index across the body using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)


Biosensors, Machine Learning, Orthopaedics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Neurotrauma,  Wearable Biomedical Devices and Prosthetics, Rehabilitation Technologies, Non-invasive Injury Detection Devices,  Tailored Medical Treatments, Hiking, Languages, Swimming, Dance


Stay tuned!