Alyssia Watkin

Junior Analyst

Education

Bachelor of Science BSc, Major in Genetics, Western University
Certificate for Innovating in Health Care

Alyssia joined the Lumira Ventures team in September 2021 as a Junior Analyst. Prior to joining the team, Alyssia completed a honors BSc degree in biology, majoring in genetics from Western University. Alyssia has a passion for medical research, recently contributing to the development of a prospective treatment for the cytokine storm induced by COVID-19 using anti-inflammatory and catabolic product from human blood. Along with her interest in research, Alyssia has a strong passion for health care and mental health, recently starting her own podcast which focuses on mental health issues in young adults and promoting comfort around often difficult conversations.