Hello! My name is Lawrence Yip and I’m a Master’s student in the Department of Medical Biophysics at Western University. I work at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dr. Jeffrey Carson’s Optics Lab.
You might have seen Ivan Kosik’s blog posts describing his work in improving the success rate of breast-conserving surgery. I’m working on the next generation of Ivan’s imaging system. Specifically, I’m designing, building and implementing a new imaging system that uses a novel robotic arm and custom sensors to more accurately image breast tumours.
As a first-year Master’s student, the past year has been a great journey and learning experience. Whether it’s figuring out how to use a 3D printer or getting lost in the hospital, every day there is something new to discover. I’m very excited to build a system that has so much potential to help breast cancer patients!
This past month, at London Health Research Day, I was able to attend my first conference and present a poster on my work! It was an exciting day.
Thank you to BCSC for your trainee support!
Lawrence Yip, MSc Candidate
Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit, London Health Sciences Centre