Yuchen (Olivia) Xing
Lab Assistant (2023-present)
Undergraduate research intern (2022)
I recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, earning my Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a focus on cells, molecules, and physiology. Additionally, I completed a minor in Health Sciences with a specialization in life science. My studies have sparked a deep interest in the field of immunology, and I am particularly eager to delve into the area of vaccine research. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a member of the Pantophlet Lab, where I have been able to contribute to ongoing research on understanding mutational pathways that lead to the development of broadly reactive neutralizing antibodies targeting the antigenically conserved hemagglutinin stem of flu viruses. This research aims to improve the effectiveness of current flu vaccines and develop new, more effective vaccines in the future. I am excited to continue learning and growing in this field as I pursue further education and professional opportunities.
I like watching movies and reading fictions in my free time. I love nature and often go on walks along the beach or in the woods. I have also been playing the flute for 14 years and enjoy playing or listening to music to relax. Additionally, I love spending time with my family and my dog, as well as cooking and bird-watching.