My Ph D taught me invaluable skills that are immediately applicable in my field.
Since Co Motion is developing the technology that was the subject of my thesis, I’m able to continue to apply and refine my technical skills in device design and preclinical testing.
Current: graduate student at Food Science, Cornell University Jenny Qi (2014): FNH undergraduate student Stephanie Pan (2015): Visiting student, Food Science, National University of Singapore Yaxi Hu (2015): M. Thesis: “Development of innovative biosensors for the determination of melamine in milk” Hongwu Bai (2015): Visiting scholar, Institute of Food Safety, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China Fang Gao (2015): Ph. Thesis: “Determination of small molecules in food matrices by molecularly imprinted polymers and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy” Dr. Draz (2016): Postdoctoral fellow Wen Liao (2016): FNH undergraduate student Candice Zheng (2016): FNH undergraduate student.
student) Undergraduate Student: Sally Chen Cindy Huang Hebe Liu Vivien Nie Marlen Peterson Kitty Seah Joshua Sungkarto Gianna Wang Angeline Zhang Suqi Wang (2013): FNH undergraduate student Elaine Peh (2013): Visiting student, Food Science, National University of Singapore Elfi Anggreani (2014): FNH undergraduate student.
In 2012, I completed my BSc in biophysics at UBC and began graduate studies in biomedical engineering.
My thesis project is on developing a drug delivery platform which can increase the transport of topically applied therapeutics into wounds, which could increase patient care in trauma and surgery.There are many steps — such as patenting, regulated preclinical testing, manufacturing and clinical trial design — that involve many key players — such as clinicians, purchasers, investors and industrial partners — with unique interests and expectations.Studying biomedical engineering at UBC has provided me with the technical expertise for developing and implementing solutions for managing these expectations.Our labs and centres form the foundation of our research efforts, where our faculty members work with a number of community and industry partners to advance knowledge in the biological sciences, and provide hands-on research and learning opportunities for students.The Barker lab studies cellular decisions that regulate life and death decisions in the normal and damaged nervous system. Current: Graduate student at Food Science, UBC Bowen Zhao (2017): M. Thesis: “Molecularly imprinted polymers-based colorimetric-SERS dual biosensor for the detection of atrazine in apple juice” The Lu’s Food Safety Engineering Lab at UBC works on developing innovative and rapid sensing, instrumentation systems and detection methods for ensuring food safety and preventing food bioterrorism. Current: graduate student at Food Science, Cornell University Amy Huang (2016): FNH undergraduate student Jehan Campenon (2016): Visiting student, Engineering School of Agri-Food, Agrosup Dijon, France Jiaqi Li (2016): M. Thesis: “The effects of meat juice on biofilm formation of Campylobacter and Salmonella” Zihua Chen (2016): UBC Pharmaceutical Science undergraduate student Jing Chen (2016): Visiting scholar, College of Marine Science, Huaihai Institute of Technology, China Luyao Ma (2016): M. Thesis: “Biomimetic molecularly imprinted polymers: a new quorum sensing capturing agent to prevent bacterial biofilm formation” Angel Chen (2016): FNH undergraduate student Dr. Current: Associate Professor at Food Science, Bohai University, China Gracia Windiasti (2016): M. Thesis: “Investigating the synergistic antimicrobial effect of carvacrol and zinc oxide nanoparticles against Campylobacter jejuni” Jingyi Feng (2017): M. Thesis: “Determination of thiabendazole in orange juice by a MIPs-SERS chemosensor” Norris Huang (2017): FNH undergraduate student Yi Chen Teh (2017): FNH undergraduate student Marti Hua (2017): FNH undergraduate student.Early in my graduate studies, [email protected] taught me how to assess the commercializable value in the research we were doing, and it has connected me with valuable mentors who continue to guide me in my development as an entrepreneur.Prior to embarking upon my graduate degree in engineering, I didn’t know how much work was involved in translating a scientific discovery to one that benefits human health.We are interested in the molecular, cellular, biochemical and environmental factors that regulate the quality and quantity of aromas and essential oils produced by lavendar, and to improve crop plants through biotechnology.Learn More Our researchers are interested in invasive species ecology and biocontrol; the origins of diversity patterns among freshwater diatoms; the influence of regional/historical processes on community assembly; and historical/biogeographical perspectives on associations between plants and mycorrhizal fungi.