Principal supervisor: Prof Kevin Thomas

Researcher biography

Yufei, aka Lily, first came to QAEHS in 2020 as a Summer Research Scholar during her undergraduate studies at UQ. She participated in a project that aimed at removing interferences of lipid content for pyrolysis-GC-MS analysis of polyethylene. This led to her Honours year at QAEHS, looking at the effects of tyre wear particles on freshwater aquatic plants. At the end of 2022, Lily graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Science major in environmental toxicology with Honours Class I. She is now undertaking a PhD with Professor Kevin Thomas and Dr Cassie Rauert. Her project aims to explore the exposure and interaction of micro- and nano-plastics within the human system, focusing on key biological models such as the blood-brain barrier.