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Min Hyung Ryu

PhD Student

Min is a young, enthusiastic and ambitious student who wants to make scientific discoveries that will improve the lung health of Canadians, by contributing to and influencing the leading respiratory research that Canadians are globally recognized for.

Currently, the primary focus of Min’s study is to understand the link between traffic-related air pollution and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Min works with COERD team to coordinate controlled human exposure study and to conduct laboratory experiments. His interest in the subject stems from diverse research training he received as M.Sc. and B.Sc. at the University of Manitoba and the Queen’s University, respectively. During M.Sc. under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Halayko, Min studied the impact of the environmental pollutant on asthma susceptibility using a unique murine model. At Queen’s, he received B.Sc. (Honor) in Life Sciences with Subject of Specialization in Cardiorespiratory stream and early exposure to experimental medicine. Min enjoys traveling, socializing with friends and exploring Vancouver, as well as meeting new people.