Lynn T. Yang
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Daniela Kaufer's lab at the University of California, Berkeley, where I am investigating mechanisms of blood-brain barrier modulation during physiological function and in various neurological diseases. I received my B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology (emphasis in Neurobiology) and Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley in 2017, during which I completed undergraduate thesis work with Dr. Sunita Ho at UCSF investigating microanatomical changes in the dentoalveolar complex using micro-CT and correlative light and electron microscopy.
I heard about the exciting scientific pursuits and innovative spirit of the Maoz lab, and jumped at the opportunity for a collaborative project to learn bioengineering techniques and further my dissertation work.
My project will use the cutting-edge techniques in the Maoz lab to establish a robust in vitro blood-brain barrier model and elucidate cell-specific modulation of blood-brain barrier properties in response to TGFβ signaling.
I'm unsure what comes next after I wrap up my dissertation, but I expect to go where the science takes me :)
Outside of lab, I enjoy reading, baking, hiking, and musicals.