Yvonne Cui, BA
Yvonne received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Economics from Williams College in 2020. Here she completed an undergraduate thesis titled “Breaking the One-way Reproductive Incompatibility in Hybridizing Field Crickets Gryllus Firmus and Gryllus Penssylvanicus: Can Genomic Data Tell Us Why?”. Utilizing genomic data, she tried to determine if genomic incompatibility associated with barrier loci is responsible for the observed reproductive incompatibility and species differentiation.
Yvonne is now a research technician in the Breast Tumor Immunology Lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Having conducted basic research in breast cancer and immunology respectively during her summer internships, she is excited to continue exploring her interest in both fields through her work with the BTIL team. Yvonne hopes to help translate knowledge from the basic sciences into therapeutic interventions, so she especially looks forward to assisting with the development of vaccine-based immunotherapy and working with patients in clinical trials.
Interests Outside of Lab
Apart from work, Yvonne enjoys experimenting with different drawing techniques, baking, exercising, playing guitar, reading, travelling and spending quality time with friends and family.