MSc/PhD Program
Yuliya Badayeva
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Yuliya Badayeva


College / University:
University of British Columbia

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Major Subject:
Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Genetics

Lab Experience:
Molecular biology (cloning, in-situ hybridization, PCR, RNA and protein extraction, Western Blot, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry), light and fluorescence microscopy, bioinformatics (genomic data analysis, R), animal husbandry.

Projects / Research:
2018 - 2020: Analysis of enhancer sequences and their activity during cerebellar development, and identification of a novel regulator of granule cell differentiation and migration, Goldowitz Lab, UBC Department of Medical Genetics
2015: Characterization of molecular markers of pulmonary arterial hypertension, Pulmonary Hypertension Research Group, University Institute of Cardiology and Respirology of Quebec
2014: Cell shape, motility, and the role of Toll-like receptor signaling during Campylobacter jejuni infection, Vallance Lab, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

2020 - 2021: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2019: UBC Genome Science and Technology Program Scholarship
2016: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Student Research Award


Through my past experiences in and outside the lab, I have gained a passion for researching the development of the brain because I believe this to be a critical period which lays the foundation for an individual’s life. I am curious to better understand neurodevelopment at the molecular level, how early life adverse experiences have an effect on this, and how this can differ between individuals. Overall, I hope to understand how research can be harnessed to improve nervous system health, especially at an early stage of development - I am inspired to continue in such translational research in the future!