Shadi Masoumi

Position: Ph.D Student in Biophotonics, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Master’s degree in Photonics, Shahid Beheshti University, Teheran, Iran
Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Semnan University, Iran

Advisor: Prof. Daniel Côté

Guiding Deep Brain Stimulation Neurosurgery using Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (PS-OCT)


Shadi grew in Iran and her interest for optics came from her curiosity of how her glasses were made when she was a child. To fullfill her interests in physics, Shadi obtained her Bachelor degree in Atomic Physics from Semnan University (Iran) in 2015. During her Master, she worked on Tissue Optical Clearing methods in combination with Diffuse Reflection Spectroscopy. She graduated her Master’s degree in 2018 at Shahid Beheshti University (Iran). Since 2020, she is working on her Ph.D in the DDC lab about Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (PS-OCT) to help for neurosurgical guidance. She is also working on Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy and three-photons extended depth-of-field microscopy. Being a researcher in future has motivated her to pursue her studies in DCC lab. Her choice of research group (located in Qc, Canada) fits well with her love of winter. Reading books and walking are some of her hobbies too.