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Welcome to the Yip Lab

We seek to understand how "protein nanomachines" choreograph essential cellular processes with an emphasis on Autophagy degradation and chromatin modification. We are also interested in elucidating the molecular basis of rare diseases and in particular Vici syndrome. We offer a supportive and vibrant environment to learn cutting-edge biochemical, structural, and cell biological approaches and to develop your professional skills. 


Fundamental research

Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved process for sequestering and recycling intracellular material


Translational research

We study Vici syndrome, a multi-system disorder caused by autophagy malfunction


UBC Life Sciences Institute

We are based in the UBC LSI which is the largest life science institute in Canada

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