Dr. Plant is an Adjunct Scientist and Genomics Specialist at the Keenan Research Center for Biomedical Science at Unity Health Toronto (SMH). She obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in the Department of Biochemistry followed by fellowships at the CHUV, University of Lausanne and the Lunenfeld Institute at Mt Sinai Hospital. Pamela has been with St. Michael’s for over 10 years where she has developed her interest in molecular diagnostics research and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles. As an application scientist in the area of molecular biology and biochemistry she provides support to the research community with experimental design, data acquisition, analysis and representation. She has helped to bring in millions of dollars of vital new infrastructure to the Institute and is dedicated to integrating these innovative technologies in the KRCBS. She has sat on numerous committees such as the Research Training Center and Biosafety Committee. Pamela is passionate about trainee education and began the Research Core Facilities “Core Clinics” educational program, where RCF Specialists run dozens of unique courses for trainees in a broad range of basic science techniques. She has been dedicated to promoting scientific literacy in the community through involvement in scientific outreach programs for high school students, in Pathways to Education and Women in STEM programs through the public library system. Pamela lectures at the University of Toronto Institute for Medical Science with a focus on graduate professional development.