My project is focused on a rare disease called Lymphangiolieomyomatosis (LAM), which is a slowly progressive lung disease that involves growth of a smooth muscle-like cells into lung tissue, resulting in the development of lung cysts. I am interested in using an engineered hydrogel as a tool to investigate the crosstalk between LAM cells and immune cells in vitro and ultimately to identify new therapeutic targets for LAM.
Harbin Medical University BSc (2007-2012)
Tufts University School of Medicine MSc (2014-2016)
in Pharmacology and Drug Development
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) 2020-2021
NSERC PROMOTE Award, McGill University 2019-2022
Cecil Yip Doctoral Research Award 2020-2021
PhD Candidate, 2019 - Present