Ahn (Annie) Lee
PhD. Candidate, BSc.
Annie was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario. She attended Hamilton District Christian High in Hamilton, Ontario where she excelled in her studies and achieved the Dean’s Double Honour Roll status every term. Following her high school diploma, Annie moved to Montréal, Québec in 2010 to pursue an honours BSc degree in Anatomy and Cellular Biology and minor in East Asian Studies at McGill University. Her diverse and substantial undergraduate research activity in the fields of neuroscience and oncology was awarded the Faculty of Science Dean's Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research List.
In July 2014, Annie moved to Vancouver to pursue her passion for cancer research through a PhD degree in the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences program at UBC. She currently conducts her research into treatment-resistant prostate cancer at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. She is also a recipient of various scholarships such as the Four Year Fellowship awarded by UBC and a Grant-in-Aid award presented by Prostate Cancer Foundation BC.
Annie had developed a passion for not only learning, but also teaching and mentorship in her early high school freshman year. During high school, she coached the elementary girls’ softball and volleyball teams for three years and tutored her peers and younger students in both math and English. At McGill University, Annie’s success in her histology and cadaver Anatomy lab courses allowed for her to become a TA (teaching assistant) for underclassmen for several terms. Throughout her high school and undergraduate years, she has had the role of an academic and everyday mentor for many young people. At UBC, Annie continues to mentor students and share her knowledge with peers particularly in science and cancer research.
Annie’s interests outside of academia include martial arts training, reading, gardening, and food. On her days off, you’ll most likely find her enjoying the (infrequent) sunny Vancouver weather at the beach or on the mountain or reading a good book in a local café!