Sophia Khan, MSc

Research Technologist 

BSc, University of Toronto


MSc, Brunel University

What’s your background?

I grew up in Toronto, where I also attended UofT, St. George Campus for Life Sciences. After my undergraduate studies, I completed an MSc in Molecular Medicine at Brunel University, UK.

Why science?

Science, and specifically biology, was the one subject in school that I did well in and also enjoyed. It was a very natural decision in my life to study and work in science.

Do you have any advice for someone interested in a career in research?

My advice for someone interested in a career in research, or any career for that matter, is to do what are passionate about. “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.”

What do you like to do for leisure?

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking new dishes, and DIY projects.

Any song or book recommendations?

As a fiction lover, I would recommend A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan.


If someone were to make a movie about your life, what would the title be?

Keeping Up with the Khans

Mailing Address

Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre

The Hospital for Sick Children

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

686 Bay Street, 17-9702
Toronto, ON  M5G 0A4