About

Being able to publish your work is one of the most important skills for a successful academic researcher. However, at the undergraduate level these opportunities are scarce and difficult to access. This problem is compounded by the fact that many competitive scholarships and graduate programs require a strong publication record as an undergraduate.

CJUR was founded in 2015 by a group of undergraduate students at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada with the hopes of providing an accessible platform for undergraduates to gain experience in academic publishing.

Editorial board

Our editorial board is compromised of senior undergraduate students with extensive research experience. They are passionate about making publishing opportunities accessible for all undergraduates.

Ryan Chan

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Ryan is a fifth-year undergraduate student specializing in Honours Cellular, Anatomical, and Physiological Sciences at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses include the in vivo imaging of developing neurons and also, studying the outcomes of traumatic brain injury and psychiatric illnesses using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In his free time, Ryan enjoys cooking, hiking around Metro Vancouver, and being competitive on Duolingo.

Claire Cheung

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Claire is a fifth-year BSc Pharmacology student at the University of British Columbia. She is currently doing research on the neonatal immune system, and more specifically, the molecular mechanisms that regulate the innate responsiveness of prematurely-born infants. Outside of academics, Claire enjoys dabbling in a variety of martial arts, and is a staunch supporter of the Oxford comma.


Mahta Amanian

Senior advisor

Mahta is a Microbiology & Immunology student at the University of British Columbia. She is currently conducting a Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) to study the genetic and evolution markers involved in Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenicity. In her free time, she enjoys biking, drawing, listening to music, and juggling five Netflix shows at once.

Candice Chan

Editor

Candice is a fifth-year undergraduate student specializing in Honours Chemistry at the University of British Columbia. She currently conducts research studying quantum systems at ultracold temperatures. In her free time, Candice enjoys being outdoors, painting, and discovering new podcasts.

Jerry He

Editor

Jerry is a fifth year undergraduate student specializing in Microbiology and Immunology. His research interests revolve around the human microbiota, specifically how the gut microbiota contributes to the development of various diseases and disorders including inflammatory bowel disease and asthma. In his free time, Jerry enjoys exercising, playing chess, and accidentally setting off the kitchen smoke detector.

Tommy Kuo

Editor

Tommy is a first-year Masters student studying Botany at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are plant cell biology, microscopy, and bioinformatics. Currently, he is studying biochemical pathways underlying lignin deposition in the secondary cell wall. In his free time, he enjoys watching (too many) YouTube videos, singing to his favourite songs, and going out for a walk with his family.

Danielle Lee

Editor

Danielle is a fifth-year undergrad double majoring in English and Classical Studies. Her research interests include multimodal discourse and the post-truth crisis in social media, as well as modern reception and adaptation of the classics. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys reading, crocheting, taking long walks, and going down random Wikipedia rabbit holes.

Monica Luo

Editor

Monica is a 4th year Physics student at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include data processing methods for luminal water imaging. In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts.

Mohammed Obaid

Editor

Mohammed is a fifth-year student of Honours Biophysics at the University of British Columbia. His research interests involve using physical and computational tools to study the emergent properties of biological systems. Away from school, Mohammed enjoys playing rugby, listening to podcasts and attempting to perfect scrambled eggs.

Imogen Porter

Editor

Imogen is in her third year of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia. At the moment she is doing research on epigenetics and the mechanisms of sex determination, and now knows far more about guppies than she ever anticipated. In her free time Imogen tries to explore Vancouver and catch up on comedy podcasts.

Past members

Mahta Amanian

  • Editor-in-Chief (2018-2021)
  • Editor (2015-2018)
  • Designer (2015-2018)

Iuliana Dascalu

  • Editor-in-Chief (2017-2018)
  • Editor (2015-2017)

Cody Lo

  • Editor-in-Chief (2016-2017)
  • Co-Chief (2015-2016)

Sophia Ly

  • Co-Chief (2015-2016)

Kevin Ng

  • Co-Chief (2015-2016)

Mohammed Asadi-Lari

  • Editor (2017)

Heather Betz

  • Editor (2019)

Jordi Chaffer

  • Editor (2020-2021)

Windsor Chao

  • Editor (2018-2020)

Ellen Chen

  • Designer (2017)

Elliott Cheung

  • Editor (2017)

Natnaiel Dubale

  • Editor (2020-2021)

Laura Escueta

  • Designer (2015-2016)

Karl Haebler

  • Editor (2017)

Ben Halim

  • Editor (2017)

Ryan Hong

  • Editor (2020-2021)

Shreya Jain

  • Advisor (2018)

Kosta Kounadis

  • Editor (2020)

Lorenzo Lindo

  • Editor (2019-2020)

Michelle Lisonek

  • Editor (2018-2021)

Matthew Ma

  • Editor (2019-2020)

Dorsa Mousadost

  • Editor (2017-2018)

Uyen Nguyen

  • Editor (2018-2021)

Sean Okawa

  • Editor (2015-2016)

David Oliver

  • Faculty advisor (2015)

Alex Pittini

  • Editor (2017)

Drishtti Rawat

  • Editor (2018)

Armin Rezaian-Asel

  • Editor (2017-2018)

Jashan Saini

  • Editor (2019-2021)

Max Seymour

  • Sub-editor (2021)

Santokh Singh

  • Faculty advisor (2015)

Jacqueline Siu

  • Advisor (2015-2016)

Clare Skillman

  • Editor (2018)

Deborah Sogelola

  • Advisor (2018)

Jacob Stubbs

  • Sub-editor (2019-2020)
  • Editor (2017-2019)

Derrick Sutanto

  • Sub-editor (2020-2021)
  • Designer (2019-2021)

Jessie Zhang

  • Advisor (2015-2016)

Adam Ziada

  • Advisor (2015-2016)