Mental Health Advocate
I am a PhD candidate in Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I use math modeling to simulate immune response and understand how our immune system is able to distinguish different health threats. What excites me about science is applying computational tools to biological problems.
In addition to science, I’m a huge mental health advocate. My personal struggle with depression has shown the importance of open dialogue, especially in the STEM fields where mental health discussions are still highly stigmatized. See examples of my advocacy in the media.
Science thrives from healthy and supportive work environments, and mentors who champion their mentees. Follow me on Twitter @xiaofei_lin for all things science communication, wellness, and compassion.
Interested in building a collaboration? Send me a message!
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