Sajjadi successfully defends doctoral dissertation

Ela Sajjadi

Elaheh Sajjadi, Msc, PT, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled “Spontaneous Compensatory and Induced Respiratory Plasticity in People with Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis” on March 16.

During her doctoral degree, Elaheh has been awarded the best basic science award for her poster at the Northeast Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Consortium (NEALS) Meeting and won first place for the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, which is a University-wide event. Additionally, Elaheh has played an integral role in the labs of her co-mentors, Gordon Mitchell, PhD, professor, and Barbara Smith PT, PhD, assistant professor.

Congratulations, Ela!