Vanessa Chan

Honors Student

Hi, I’m Vanessa! I’m in my senior year of Biochemistry and I’ll be completing my honours project in the Lum Lab. I'm passionate about the science and innovation behind the development of life-saving therapeutics with a particular interest in oncology. After graduation I’m hoping to pursue my PhD in a cancer-related research field.


Outside of school you can find me climbing, skiing, trying out new recipes and learning/transcribing songs on the piano and ukulele!

When not in the lab, you can typically find me enjoying my time with friends, exploring the outdoors, and cooking delicious food.


For my Honours project, I'll be looking into the optimization of CAR-T metabolism and phenotype through conditional alternations from clinically relevant ex vivo T cell expansion protocols.