Meet Lily Yang
Faculty of Medicine | First Year
Areas of Expertise
- Literature Review;Experimental/Project Design
- Co-Op, NSERC, Worklearn/Paid Experiences
- Research Awards
- Contacting Labs/PIs/Profs
- Time Management/Professional Skills
- Research Communication (Presentations/Posters)
- Written Research Communication (Proposals/Manuscripts/Grants)
- Data Presentation/Figure Design
Research Experience: 2 years
Basic | Clinical
My name is Lily Yang and I was a Cellular, Anatomical & Physiological Sciences student! I just completed a 12 month co-op at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, where I worked with the 3D tissue engineering group to create in vitro human cerebral blood vessels to model various pathologies involved in Alzheimer’s disease.
I have also previously been involved in clinical research at Sports Cardiology BC, where I worked with masters athletes throughout BC in a five year prospective study on their cardiovascular health. In my spare time, I love distance running, working out, and trying out new air fryer recipes. Fun fact about me is that my family has owned an ice cream stand for over 8 years!
How did I first get into research?
My Orientation Leader from first year (who also used to be a URO co-president!) had told me about a volunteer research opportunity at a clinical lab focused on cardiovascular health in athletes. I initially started volunteering there and performed tasks like data entry/review, physical exams, spirometry, and ECGs. After a few months, they offered me an internship to become more involved in the screening and research process. Through co-op, I was also able to obtain my first wet lab/basic research experience at the Centre for Brain Health.