Meet Che-Min Lee
Faculty of Science | BSc Honours in Biochemistry
Faculty of Science | MSc in Interdisciplinary Oncology
Areas of Expertise
- REX Program/First Year Opportunities
- Literature Review
- Experimental/Project Design
- Research Awards
- Contacting Labs/PIs/Profs
- Time Management/Professional Skills
- Research Communication (Presentations/Posters)
- Data Presentation/Figure Design
- Navigating Your Degree
- Effective Studying
Research Experience: 5+ years
Basic | Translational
Hello! I’m going into my second year of graduate school at BC Cancer Research Centre studying how low oxygen levels and the supporting cells in the tumour help cancer cells spreads from one organ to another. I have been in research for a while in biochemistry and oncology labs, ultimately focussing on oncology while obtaining a biochemistry degree.
I love to talk about research, degree navigating, and engaging in extracurriculars! I was once a part of URO in various roles, including co-president, and was also involved in Residence Life, SPAC, and played music and team handball (pre-COVID at least), which I continue to do. Currently, I am also running the undergraduate 3MT competition, which is open to all students in directed studies/honours programs.
How did I first get into research?
Through a science fair in high school. I contacted labs via email until one accepted me and my science fair partner (at the U of A in Edmonton). Afterwards, I worked in various labs at U of A. Once I came to UBC for my undergrad, I contacted more professors by email or by reference. I currently am a graduate student at BC Cancer Research Centre.