Year of Entry: 2010
Year of Completion: 2017
Current Position: Enrichment Year, University of Ottawa
PhD Supervisor: Dr. Robert Screaton
Thesis: Defended September 17, 2015
I was born in Hong Kong and raised in Ottawa. I completed my undergraduate biochemistry degree at University of Ottawa. I joined Dr. Screaton’s lab in 2006 as a Co-op student and have been performing scientific research in his lab ever since. During my spare time, I like to explore the classical piano literature. My other interests include badminton and volleyball.
When I entered the lab in 2006 lab, my Research Focus was on elucidating mechanisms leading to efficient insulin production and secretion in pancreatic beta cells. When I started my graduate training, my research topic switched to mitochondrial dynamics. Using genome-wide screening, we discovered a novel protein called TID1 in maintaining mitochondrial health and quality control. In the future, I would like to translate my basic science training into clinical research, such that I can integrate my scientific training with my patient care.
2012-2015 - CIHR – Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship
2014 - Charles Sean Alger Memorial Scholarship
2013, 2014 - James M. Inglis Fellowship for Mental Health Studies