We have worked with some impressive undergraduates -
Lois is a film maker, animator and science communicator, and she is using her honours project to design and evaluate online videos for the general public, aiming to build understanding of how vaccines work. Check out her YouTube channels!
Emma Patey & Alex Blood
Emma and Alex conducted their honours project on the metabolic differences of T cells in the lymph node and lung. Alex is now a medical student and Emma is exploring PhD programmes in reproductive immunology.
Eduardo Antequera Lopez de Briñas
Edu was our first honours project student in Glasgow and wrote a fantastic dissertation on the unique metabolism of Th2 cells. He is a skilled bioinformatician and is moving into digital science.
Sandra Seo Young Kim
Sandra was our undergraduate extraordinaire: superb scientist, enthusiast and social organiser. She volunteered with us from 2012 to 2014, working on the impact of IL-4 on dendritic cells during helminth infection. She graduated in 2014 and is now a medical student at UBC, wielding her stethoscope with well-deserved pride.
Aria was both a volunteer and a 449 Directed Studies student with us, completing his honours project just before the lab closed its doors to move to Glasgow. His project assessed the impact of metabolic restriction on the ability of T cells to differentiate. His data was beautiful, his helpfulness immense and his humour fantastic. He was also a mean negotiator in MacDonalds...
Mio joined us first as a volunteer and then on a Co-Op work placement for 8 months between May to December 2015. She developed a project looking at the regulation of IL-10 expression in regulatory T cells. She then travelled all the way to Cardiff in Wales, having arranged her second Co-Op placement working with Dr Ian Humphreys. She is currently back in Vancouver, completing her undergraduate 4th year at UBC.
Tessa van Tol
Tessa did her 448 Directed Studies project with us in Spring 2014, generating some lovely data on IL-6 signalling during influenza infection. She is now living in Calgary, pursuing medical studies.
Zahra volunteered in the lab in 2015 and 2016, helped fantastically, and moved on to a Co-Op work placement with the Holt lab at the Genome Sciences Centre in Vancouver.
Mahta began in the lab as a high school volunteer, back in 2014, and she is now a thriving UBC undergraduate scientist.
Billy joined the team in January 2013 as a first year undergraduate, full of enthusiasm. We tried not to break him completely. He is now a seasoned 4th year student, having undertaken a year in Montreal as a Co-Op research placement. He is looking forward to medical school.
Tai was the lab's first undergraduate student, working with us from May - July 2012. He returned to the lab for a 448 Directed Studies research project in summer 2013. Upon graduation, he worked first as a research technician at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver and is now a PhD student at UBC.
Haozhong (Luke) Situ
Luke was an undergraduate summer student with us during the lab's first ever summer, June - August 2012. He graduated brilliantly the following year, worked for a year in a small biotech company in Vancouver, and is now a graduate student at the University of Toronto. He holds a prestigious Trillium PhD scholarship.