California State University, Fullerton
I earned my undergraduate degree in Mathematics at the California State University, Fullerton in 2018. There, I partook in the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program, where I conducted research under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Lee. With his guidance, I developed a mathematical model that determines the thicknesses of eye tears from light reflectance measurements. This model is intended for a smooth dry eye disease diagnosis. In addition to this project, my research experience also includes participating in UC San Diego’s Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS) in 2017. During this time, I worked in Dr. Vineet Bafna’s laboratory and measured the selection advantage of extrachromosomal DNA in brain cancer cells and compared it to that of the whole genome for a better understanding of cancer’s mechanisms. My main research interest is to use my applied mathematical skills in more biological problems. Outside of science, I like to watch funny TV shows and soccer, and I am currently trying to learn Korean!
UC San Diego
Hello! My name is Yushang Lai. I’m from China and recently graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Mathematics. I have done some research about tumor growth and tissue engineering in the past two years. My interest is to build biological-justified math model for some not yet curable disease. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, playing video games and reading Sci-Fi.