- PhD candidate
- UCLA Department of Bioengineering
Yifan is a bioengineering PhD student at UCLA. Her research uses computational techniques to study the cell’s epigenome, the collection of different tags on the genome that give it instructions on what to do. In 2023, Yifan was one of the finalists at UCLA’s Grad Slam research and communication competition.
Understanding Cell’s Memory
In our body, skin cells, heart cells, and liver cells all have the same genome, but how can they turn out so different? In this talk, we will explore what decides a cell’s fate and how cells remember their identity by understanding their memory.