Hey everyone! My name is Katarina Pessina - you can call me Kat. I am the President of EMGSS this year. I am currently completing the second year of my M.Sc. under the co-supervision of Dr. Torban and Dr. Cybulsky at the Glen. I study the detection, diagnosis and treatment of kidney pathogenesis.  

My aim is to provide EXMD trainees with all the necessary resources to further develop your academic and personal careers. I am thrilled to be working in conjunction with a talented team of fellow representatives to support EXMD students with current and future initiatives.

Looking forward to getting to know you all better this year. Don’t be shy to reach out - I value the importance of maintaining open and regular communications as to gain feedback throughout the year. You can email me at