Professional Activities

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Imaging Program (CIP):

The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA)

Research Supervision:

Madison-Shira Hossack



  • The Richard Jeffery Maybee Memorial In-Course Scholarship

Mackenzie Fijardo


  • Fijardo M, Bissey PA, Yip KW*, Liu FF. miRNA biomarkers for NPC diagnosis and prognosis. Annals of Nasopharynx Cancer. June; 5(3), 2021.
  • Shi W*, Fijardo M*, Bruce JP, Su J, Xu W, Bell R, Bissey PA, Hui AB, Waldron J, Pugh TJ, Yip KW, Liu FF. CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte abundance is a positive prognostic indicator in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Clinical Cancer Research. Sept, 2022. *=equal contribution

Camilla Giovino


  • Highest-Performing Highly Commended Entrant; US & Canada Regional Winner in Medical Sciences, The Undergraduate Awards


  • Outstanding Achievement in Human Biology Award
  • Outstanding Achievement in Undergraduate Research Award
  • The Isabel Bader In-Course Scholarship (U of T)


  • The Regents In-Course Scholarship (U of T)

Hilary Pang


  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
  • Graduate and Life Sciences Education Merit Entrance Scholarship
  • F. Michael Barrett Best Poster Award
  • Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M)
  • Banting & Best Diabetes Centre-University Health Network Graduate Award


  • Medical Biophysics Summer Studentship
  • The Undergraduate Awards High Commendation (Top 10%)
  • Global Summit Travel Scholarship
  • Brian David Radford Memorial Scholarship
  • Rhodes Scholarships Nominee

Jacqueline Law


  • F. Michael Barrett Best Poster Award

Pamela Psarianos


  • Medical Biophysics Excellence Award


  • University of Toronto Undergraduate Research Opportunities Award
  • 1st Place at the Medical Biophysics Summer Student Poster Day


  • Medical Biophysics Summer Studentship

Petra Famiyeh


  • University of Toronto Department of Human Biology Excellence Award in Undergraduate Research
  • University of Toronto Department of Medical Biophysics Summer Student Research Day Poster Award
  • J.J. Berry Smith Outstanding Achievement in Undergraduate Research Award in Human Biology

Invited Speaker (Non-Research Conference Events):


  • CSB Undergraduate Poster Session ~ 2016
  • Undergraduate 3 Minute Thesis at the University of Toronto ~ 2015
  • The Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA) Meeting, Poster Session, Toronto ~ 2012


  • President’s Scholars of Excellence Program Mentor ~ 2017
  • The University of Toronto’s Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) Course Design/Redesign Institute Professional Development Event ~ 2012

Intellectual Property:

Liu FF, Zhao, X, Yip KW. Composition and methods for regulating extracellular matrix accumulation. Filed June 14, 2019.

Yip KW, Sergienko E, Reed JC.  Methods and compounds for regulating apoptosis: converters of Bcl-2 proteins.  Filed May 30, 2008.  Provisional patent application filed June 8, 2007.


The Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA) Meeting ~ 2003-2004


Queen’s University Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Internal Academic Review Committee ~ 2001-2002

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