Agnes Yuen, Research Manager
Agnes received her BSc in Food and Nutritional Sciences from UBC. She joined the COERD group in December 2014 and brings to the team an extensive array of experience in molecular techniques and histology from her previous tenure in a plant genetics lab. Within COERD, Agnes coordinates the tasks involved in various projects, oversees the recruitment needs of ongoing studies, and manages the day-to-day activities of the lab. Her Diploma in Accounting from UBC also allows her to positively contribute to administrative work involving budgeting and finances within the lab. In lieu of working and studying, Agnes has a passion for theatre arts and live musical performances. She also loves to travel and to try different restaurants or cuisine and would always welcome food recommendations.
Kevin Lau, Research Technician
Kevin received his BSc in Cell Biology and Genetics with a Minor in Commerce from UBC, and completed his MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences at UBC under the supervision of Dr. Peter Leung. His MSc thesis focused on elucidating the role of bone morphogenetic protein 2 in ovarian cancer cell migration using a cell line model. At COERD, he does sample processing for the various research studies, clinical serological testing for the province, and maintains and optimizes workflow in the lab. Outside of the lab, Kevin plays volleyball and does wedding photography.
Carley Schwartz, Research Technician
Carley received her Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics from UBC. At COERD, she is responsible of operating/maintaining air quality instruments and in charge of human exposures to emissions from diesel engines. Her work also includes research and design for future projects including a system to study the effect on lung cells due to the particles emitted from biomass burning. During her free time, she also enjoys swimming, reading, and exploring all over the PNW.
Shuyu Fan, Biostatistician
Shuyu received her BSc in Statistics and Computer science from University of British Columbia (UBC). She later completed her MSc in Statistics at UBC under the supervision of Dr. John Petkau. She joined COERD in May 2018 and is the “go-to” person for statistical questions. She enjoys working with numbers, exploring different models and different visualization techniques. Before joining COERD, she worked as a statistician at the Vaccine Evaluation Centre and ICON Plc. Outside of the lab, Shuyu enjoys hiking, skiing, and yoga; she also loves to try different cuisine, and enjoys sharing good food with friends.