Nataly is an undergraduate student at UBC, completing her degree in Biology. She joined the laboratory in the fall of 2021 as a volunteer to gain more wet lab experience. After learning more about tissue culture and assisting various team members of the lab, Nataly joined the lab once again in the summer of 2022 under the Summer Student Research Program of the Faculty of Medicine to study the effects of woodsmoke on lung epithelial cells. She hopes this experience provides her with relevant skills for her future career aspirations.
With the goal of continuing her education toward becoming a physician, contributing to the lab will assist the development of her understanding of disease mechanisms and the inaugural stages of proposing research for medical treatments. Outside the lab, she enjoys learning about neuroscience and psychology. She loves reading a novel or listening to a podcast while exploring Vancouver’s coffee shops. She also enjoys cherishing her Lebanese culture and is trying to learn how to cook her favourite dishes from back home.