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Li Qing Wang

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Biography

Li Qing is passionate about maternal and fetal health in both the basic science and the clinical aspects. During her undergraduate studies, Li Qing studied CCR5 polymorphisms and pre-eclampsia with Dr. Wendy Robinson. For her PhD research project, Li Qing is studying both genetic and epidemiologic risk factors of pre-eclampsia. Through studying immune-related methylation quantitative trait loci (mQTLs), which are SNPs associated with differential DNA methylation, in the context of placental insufficiency and pregnancy complications, Li Qing hopes to better understand the role of immune imbalance in the pathophysiology of pregnancy complications and develop predictive models for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Through investigating the association between pre-pregnancy body-mass-index (BMI) and HELLP syndrome in the BC population, Li Qing hopes to better understand obesity as a risk factor for pre-eclampsia. Outside of research and medical school, Li Qing plays the piano and earned her Licentiate Diploma in Piano Performance (LRCM) in 2015.

Discipline: Medicine

Centre: University of British Columbia

Supervisors / Mentors: Dr. Wendy Robinson

Project Title: Genetic and non-genetic risk factors of pre-eclampsia

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