Chang (Amber) Xue

PhD Candidate, 2019 - Present


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.


PhD Student (2019-present)
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto

Master of Science (2014 – 2016)
Pharmacology and Drug Development
Tufts University School of Medicine

Bachelor of Science (2007 – 2012)
Harbin Medical University


Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) 2020-2021
NSERC PROMOTE Award, McGill University 2019-2022
Cecil Yip Doctoral Research Award 2020-2021