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Bonnie Lee

Data Analyst Event Coordinator Graduate Student

University of British Columbia

Bonnie Lee is a neuroscience PhD student at the University of British Columbia, studying with Dr. Liisa Galea in the Laboratory of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology.

Her research is focused on understanding the impacts of motherhood and Alzheimer's disease risk on the aging brain. In particular, she is interested in how previous parity (pregnancy and motherhood) and the APOE4 allele (a major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease), may interact to affect cognition, neurogenesis, neuroinflammation, and tryptophan metabolomics in middle age. This research has implications for the importance of tailored treatments based on the reproductive history and genotype of women with Alzheimer’s Disease.

At the Women's Health Research Cluster, Bonnie is responsible for examining the objectives of each initiative and determining and implementing best practices for evaluating their impact. These evaluations will generate critical metrics to inform future initiatives, highlight the impact of the cluster's work, and provide insight into areas needing improvement.

Connect with her on Twitter @bonniee_leee!