Ruanne Y. Lai

Graduate Student



Ruanne Y Lai

B.F.A., M.Sc.

I am a graduate student​ in the Moritz Lab. I am investigating the effect of small compounds in various genetic backgrounds of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa in transgenic X. laevis. Concurrently, I am elucidating the cell death mechanism of rod photoreceptors and how it may differ depending on the genetic mutation.

During my spare time, I rock climb, dance, and teach yoga.

***Ruanne Lai is a holder of the UBC Four Year Doctoral Fellowship and was an NSERC PGS D Scholar. She also received the College of Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Award from UBC. Ruanne's research has won her the Best Poster Prize and a Travel Grant to the Retinal Degeneration Meeting in 2014, as well as First Prize in the 2014 Ophthalmology Research Day in the Graduate Student’s category.

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