Yi undertook his undergraduate studies at the University of Leicester obtaining a BSc. in ‘Biological Sciences-Biochemistry’. He spent a full industrial placement year at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Stevenage,
UK where he studied the structural-functional relationship of family B G protein-coupled receptors. Yi then went on to study a Ph.D. in Pharmacology investigating the activation mechanism of IP3 receptors, under the supervision of Professor Colin Taylor at the University of Cambridge. For his postdoc, Yi moved on to investigate extracellular protein interactions involved in platelet aggregation process with Dr. Gavin Wright. It is this study that sparked Yi’s interest to develop novel high-throughput technologies to investigate transient, low-affinity extracellular receptor-ligand interactions. After this, Yi went to Genentech, San Francisco, US as a visiting scientist to broaden his expertise in the protein interaction field. His current position, as a British Heart Foundation (BHF) funded Research Fellow in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, is focused on identifying new cell surface protein interactions in platelet-monocyte interactions and their implications in various thromboinflammatory diseases.
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