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Yifei Weng

Graduate Student

Princeton University

Graduate Student

Yifei Weng is a motivated graduate student at Princeton University's Molecular Biology Department. She works as a graduate student in Professor Coleen Murphy's lab, where she studied the cognitive aging process using wild-type and long-lived C. elegans models, applying genetic, genomic, and behavioral methods to characterize the aging process and identify pro-longevity genes and pathways in neurons that are conserved from worm to human. Yifei’s thesis works resulted in 3 first-author papers to top journals.
Before arriving at Princeton, Yifei studied at Peking University, where she obtained a B.S. in Biological Sciences.
Beyond the confines of the laboratory, Yifei is driven by a profound passion for translating scientific discoveries into tangible, real-world applications that can improve human health and well-being. Notably, she organized multiple colloquium seminar series in her department, completed the Bridge to BCG management consulting workshop at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and attended the PUGCC case competition. She aspires to leverage her scientific background and insights gained from cutting-edge research to help bring innovative drugs and therapeutics to market, ultimately improving the lives of countless individuals worldwide.

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