A day in the life of a platelet scientist


Bio photo of Nancy YangPhotography and writing by: Rhonda Thygesen, MSc Student, Foster Lab (left)

Edited by: Nancy Yang, MSc Student, Côté Lab (right)



This piece is part of the “Day in the Life of a Scientist” series, where Rhonda Thygesen uses photography and writing to give a unique lens into the daily lives of CBR researchers. In this piece, she covers the research of MSc student Steven Jiang.

About the subject

Steven Jiang is a 2nd year Masters of Science student at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology and the Centre for Blood Research (CBR), under the supervision of Dr. Hugh Kim.

Steven’s research focuses on the effect of platelets on rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disease that causes joint pain in more than 1% of Canadians.