Christine Wei – NSF Recipient

Christine Wei is a fourth-year Pharmaceutical Sciences major with a minor in Psychology. During her sophomore and junior years, Christine was an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Weian Zhao’s lab, where she developed and optimized multi-omics spatial analysis tools for personalized disease diagnosis and treatment. In the summer following her junior year, Christine received the 2022 NSF REU fellowship and conducted full-time research in Dr. Hai-Quan Mao’s lab at Johns Hopkins University, where her work focused on the compositional optimization of mRNA lipid nanoparticles for cancer vaccine development. In her final year at UCI, Christine is working in Dr. Jered Haun’s lab to investigate the adhesion dynamics of nanoparticles for future applications in diagnostics and therapeutic delivery. During her time at UCI, Christine has been a peer mentor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Mentorship Program, the Public Relations Chair for the BioSci International Student Association, the Head Learning Assistant for the General/Majors/Honors Chemistry labs, and a Student Ambassador in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. In Fall 2023, Christine will enter the Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She hopes to contribute to the advancement of science by devising innovative engineering strategies for medical applications. 

Scholarship:  NSF


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June 8, 2023