Vi Dam completed her BSc in nursing at the Université de Montréal and is a registered nurse in Quebec and Ontario. She is currently enrolled in the INDI PhD program, Pure Science at Concordia University where she graduated with an MSc (2015) from the Department of Exercise Science. Her past nursing experience includes working in the cardiology unit at Ottawa’s Hôpital Montfort. More recently, she has worked as a research nurse for studies conducted at the McGill University Nutrition and Performance Laboratory. Ms. Dam has had the opportunity to train under experts in the areas of age and obesity-related dysfunction, chronic diseases, and diabetes research at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Under the supervision of Dr. Sylvia Santosa at PERFORM’s Clinical Analysis Suite, she is now investigating how obesity-related immune function in fat tissue affects metabolism and future disease risk such as insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease.