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Alicia Lai

Alicia Shu-Chin Lai, PhD

About Me

I grew up in Taiwan and I was fortunate enough to travel to Australia to achieve my PhD degree in a double-major project of microbiology and biochemistry. After joining Alana's lab, immunology has become my favorite subject even though it still gives me a headache or nightmare sometimes, but learning how cells work to protect our body is fascinating. As a result, my lab project focuses on the Ron receptor tyrosine kinase and how it functions in the immune system, and how it can be utilized as a strategy for metastasis immunotherapy development. Outside of the lab, I have developed an interest in skiing and all sorts of winter outings (and a few summer outings), and also enjoy a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or a good vegan meal.