During her times at McGill, Yifei conducted research in the field of Parkinson's diseases and the role of vitamin D in innate immunity. Currently, Yifei is delving into exploring the role of mitochondrial function in hematopoietic stem cell aging and its implications on aging-related diseases such as leukemia, fatty liver, and atherosclerosis. Her academic journey is marked by significant scientific contributions, including four publications and participating in a range of aging-related conferences such as the Bay Area Aging Conference and Keystone Immunity and Aging meeting. Additional, she is a member of the Longevity Biotech Fellowship program.
Yifei is passionate for bridging the gap between scientific advancement and translational applications, she has leveraged her scientific expertise and served as a consultant at Bay Area Biotech Connection and Berkeley Innovative Solution for product market fit, and a therapeutic investment fellow at UCSF Innovation Venture to facility the commerciallization process for a next-gen disease modeling platform for drug development.