Hi, I'm Hannah!

I spend a lot of time thinking about and working on genomics and computational tools to accelerate discovery of disease pathways. Currently, I'm building bioinformatics tooling at SickKids, leading a project to create a search platform for genetic variants for rare diseases.

I was born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam, and moved to Canada by myself at 16 to start working at the Waldman's Tissue Engineering lab. I then worked on CRISPR research at the Westwood Lab, and transitioned to work on computational tools for cancer treatment and unravelling disease pathways at Princess Margaret Hospital.

I care deeply about healthcare accessibility, and how to bring innovations to both the developing and developed world.

Things I did previously

  • Built and scaled Ascend, a proptech start-up that aggregates real-time data in real estate.
  • A founding team member to kickstart the social prescribing movement in the United States, deployed to Cleveland Clinic.
  • Worked on cancer research and built a tool to personalize and decrease radiation dosage for a cohort of 25 prostate cancer patients.

What I'm working on

Writing

Personal

Research

Technical

One of my personal beliefs is that interesting insights come from the intersection of disparate fields. Unfortunately, research papers are not always designed to be consumed easily.

Below is a list of articles I wrote to distill knowledge I've learned.

Affiliations