Yaxi Hu

Dr. Yaxi Hu is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Food Science, University of British Columbia, where she also recieved her PhD degree (2018). Caring about the food system's integrity, Dr. Hu focused on the development of novel analytical techniques to detect food safety, quality and authenticity related issues. Technologies involved in her studies cover a broad range including microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" devices, nanomaterials, molecularly imprinted polymers, immunological assays, vibrational spectroscopy, isothermal DNA amplification, metabolomics, chemometrics, and machine learning. Using these techniques, Dr. Hu has published 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, with six additional manuscripts submitted or in preparation. Dr. Hu's research has been recognized by the Mitacs Innovation-PhD 2016, won her the first place in the Withycombe-Charalambous Graduate Student Symposium (2018,  ACS-AGFD ), and featured on many media, such as CBC, CTV, Global News, and others.