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Min Hyung Ryu

PhD Student

Min is a PhD candidate in the Experimental Medicine program at UBC. His research focuses on understanding the effects of air pollution exposure on patients living with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Specifically, Min's current research interest is in understanding gene-environment interaction in the pathogenesis of COPD. During his PhD, Min led the COPA study in the team.

Min is an enthusiast of #multiomics. He regularly spends his time coding, writing, and socializing with the team. Min's expertise is in statistical analysis using R, RNA-seq analysis, human primary cell culture, and data visualization. He is also skilled at enticing the team members to attend Friday socials in the Carlsten lab.

Before joining the team, Min received an MSc degree in Physiology and Pathophysiology from the University of Manitoba (2015) and a BSc degree in Life Science from Queen's University (2011). So he knows what it's like to live in places with cold winters. Min enjoys travelling the world, socializing with friends and exploring Vancouver, as well as meeting new people.