Miranda Kirby PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Ryerson University




Dr. Miranda Kirby is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Ryerson University, an Affiliate Scientist at the Keenan Research Center and Member of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at St. Michael’s Hospital, Adjunct Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and Investigator at Center for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) at UBC. She completed a BSc as Gold Medalist with an honors double major in Applied Mathematics and Biology and a PhD in Medical Biophysics at Western University.  During her PhD studies her research focused on developing and validating new image analysis tools and biomarkers for chronic lung disease using hyperpolarized noble gas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). After completing her PhD, she joined the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at UBC where she developed new ways to generate and validate biomarkers of asthma and COPD using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and computed tomography (CT) imaging.  Dr. Kirby’s research is published in high impact journals like Radiology, Thorax, the European Respiratory Journal, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  Her research has been funded by the Parker B. Francis Foundation, CIHR Banting, CIHR Bisby, NSERC, Canadian Thoracic Society, Canadian Respiratory Research Network and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.