Danielle Tokarz

Danielle Tokarz
Saint Mary's University

Danielle was born in Toronto, ON and received a H.B.Sc. degree in 2008 from the University of Toronto, specializing in chemistry. She completed her Ph.D. in 2014 under the joint supervision of Prof. Virginijus Barzda (biophysics) and Prof. Ulrich Fekl (inorganic chemistry) at the University of Toronto where she studied the nonlinear optical properties of carotenoid and chlorophyll molecules as potential labels for nonlinear optical microscopy. Danielle completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Brian C. Wilson at the University Health Network where she investigated diseased human tissues using polarization-sensitive second harmonic generation microscopy. In 2015, Danielle moved to Boston, Massachusetts to take up a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of Prof. Charles P. Lin at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. There Danielle developed a novel three-photon microscope for intravital imaging of bone in mice calvaria. In 2017, Danielle joined the Department of Chemistry at Saint Mary’s University as an Assistant Professor.