Mehrnaz Halvaei

Mehrnaz Halvaei

Where did you grow up and what’s your background?
I was born in Ahwaz, which is a southwestern city in Iran. I spent the first seven years of my life there before immigrating to Toronto with my family. After that, I grew up in Scarborough and North York.

What is your program of study?
Double major in Human Biology and Mental Health

What is your main research project?
Looking at the distribution of parvalbumin in the superior colliculus.

Why science? If not science, then what?
I always wanted to pursue a career in dentistry, thus a degree in science seemed the most relevant. Had I not embarked on a journey in science, I would’ve pursued a career in the fashion industry. I probably would’ve been a struggling designer.

The best restaurant in Scarborough is...?
My kitchen ( I actually don’t have one)

Your favourite place in Toronto is…?
I absolutely love the Gardiner Museum, mainly because pottery is a hobby of mine.

Your favourite place on the inter tubes?
YouTube

Best song of all time?
I have hundreds of favourite songs! One of them happens to be Hotel California, by the Eagles.