Events & Communications Assistant, PhD Student
University of British Columbia
Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)
Bonnie Lee is our Events & Communications assistant, Trainee Cluster Lead, and Trainee Member. She is a Neuroscience PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia studying with Dr. Liisa Galea in the Laboratory of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology.
Her research is focused on understanding how sex and sex-linked factors, including previous parity (pregnancy and motherhood), may interact with Alzheimer’s disease risk to influence the aging brain. In particular, she is interested in examining changes in cognition, neuroplasticity, and neuroinflammation. Outside of research, Bonnie is also a Trainee Lead at the Women’s Health Research Cluster and the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health Trainee Network (UBC Chapter). Through these roles, she has contributed blog posts on women’s health topics, helped plan Trainee Presentation events, facilitated discussions about SGBA+ in biomedical research, and spearheaded an annual Trainee-Mentor workshop series.