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Shijun Yan


DPhil Student


Shijun graduated from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in 2018, where he studied Biomedical Engineering. He then received his M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 2020, where he engineered microfluidic platforms to study human brain organoid biology.

He is currently pursing a DPhil in Clinical Neuroscience under the supervision of Professor George Tofaris. His research focuses on developing improved biochemical assays and discovering novel biomarkers from extracellular vesicles in circulations to predict Parkinson’s disease risk and differentiate this disease from Parkinson's-like conditions.