Yizhou Yu

Head of branch

PhD Student

Yizhou is currently a graduate student at the University of Cambridge, researching Alzheimer's Disease. His research combines molecular neuroscience research in fruit flies with extensive human data from the UK Biobank to elucidate the mechanisms of neurodegeneration. He aims to develop better therapies to alleviate the consequences of neurodegenerative diseases.

Previous to this, he completed a BSc degree at Imperial College London in Biological Sciences. During his BSc, Yizhou was elected as Vice-President of the Royal College of Science Union (2019), Departmental Representative (2018) and Year Representative (2017). He also founded and chaired the Sleep Society to raise awareness on the importance and science behind sleep. In Canada, Yizhou also founded a small business to care for autistic children.

For his role as the Head of Branch at Cambridge, Yizhou wishes to leverage his experience in start-ups, research and healthcare to support business initiatives in Cambridge to shape a better society.

Other team Members

Yi Lei Tan

Senior Advisor

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Dr Jiali (Carrie) Yang

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Sumaera Rathore

Operations Manager

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Andrea Martos

Operations Manager

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Juliette Lee

Deputy head of branch

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