We are Abbey and Liu Qi, and we are from Science from Scientist. We will be coming in every fortnight to bring cool hands-on science activities to inspire the students to be scientist like us.
Liu Qi earned her Bachelors in Applied Chemistry from the National University of Singapore in 2004. Eager for adventure, she came to United States to pursue graduate studies. Liu Qi obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Arizona in 2014. She developed a novel imaging technique, termed acidoCEST MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to measure pH in the tumor. Currently, Liu Qi is working in an environmental testing lab to test for harmful VOC (volatile organic compound). In her free time, Liu Qi enjoys the company of her husband and 2 young kids, who were pro-created in conjunction with her publication during PhD.
Abbey was born in Cocoa Beach, Florida where she grew up watching space shuttle launches from her backyard, going bird watching, and spotting alligators in the local lakes and rivers. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with an emphasis in Genetics and Molecular Biology. She then worked for a year at the National Cancer Institute in Gaithersburg, Maryland studying the effect of genomic variants on pancreatic cancer risk. Currently, she is working on her Ph.D. in Genetics at Stanford University, where she is studying the molecular basis of vertebrate evolution using the three-spined stickleback fish as a model system. In her free time, Abbey spends time reading, going to SF Symphony concerts, watching bad Sci-Fi movies, and volunteering at a local animal shelter.
The students did a challenging puzzle today. And, if the students can solve the puzzle within 5 clues, they have the potential to be scientist, because Dr. Liu Qi required 5 clues… ALL 5 clues -_-