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Meet Our Team: Cheska Li

Currently, Cheska is a Research Assistant under Dr. Darragh Duffy and Prof. James Di-Santo for the Healthy Human Global Project - Hong Kong.

  • What is your background?

I acquired my bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology at the Beijing Forestry University) and Forest Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in a five-year joint program. I am very thankful for this unique opportunity to study in Canada where I could get to know people from different cultures.

Afterwards, I came to Hong Kong where I completed my master’s degree in Biotechnology at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. This fruitful journey has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the development and applications of various biotechnologies nowadays.

  • What is your research interest?

I enjoy doing biology research as every single step is knowledge-based and requires logical thinking. Researchers face new problems and challenges every day as they conduct more advanced experiments. Every time we encounter a problem, we reference on other relevant papers and search for key information to look for a possible solution.

Like in a video game, I find the challenging process of trying to ‘level up’ in fighting against stronger ‘monsters’ each time, and finally completing all the missions so rewarding and satisfying.

  • Working at C2i

C2i is like a big family. All members are very friendly and special in their own ways. We share ideas, knowledge, interesting stories, and snacks ^o^. In our program, we are aiming at defining the boundaries of a healthy immune system to facilitate the establishment of personalised and precision medical care.

I am so grateful and honoured to be part of this meaningful and impactful project.


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