Meet the Researcher – Samatha Yee
My name is Samantha Yee, but I prefer Sam as my nickname. I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Dr. April L. Risinger’s lab in the Physiology & Pharmacology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program in the UT Health San Antonio Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS).
Please tell me about yourself, why did you pick UT Health San Antonio, and your program.
I was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and did all of my schooling until college in Canada. Growing up in Canada, I learned how to dance and figure skate, while being a multi-sport athlete in school. For college, I obtained my B.S. in Biology from St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y. then furthered my research experience at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), Dallas, Texas for 2 years.