Yingkai (Kathy) Wei commenced her PhD in March 2018. Her research will focus on work related to organ-on-a-chip project under the supervision of Professor Nico Voelcker and Dr Tommy Tong.
Kathy completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hon I) at the University of Queensland in 2012. Her honours project was about ‘The encapsulation of Traditional Chinese medicine-derived berberine chloride within liposomes for prostate cancer drug delivery’ under the supervision of Dr Harendra Parekh. She undertook pharmacist pre-registration internship in 2013 and worked as a pharmacist manager in an independent community pharmacy from 2014-2017. In 2017, she decided to change direction in her career path and applied to join Professor Nico Voelcker’s research group.