Dr. Ruanne Lai PhD, MSc, BFA

(She, Her, Hers)

Research and Knowledge Translation Facilitator


Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Ruanne Lai completed her Ph.D. in Cell & Developmental Biology in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia. In 2009, she received a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science, investigating the effect of chronic contractile activity on mRNA stability in skeletal muscle in a rodent model. In 2007, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree double majoring in Dance and Kinesiology from York University.

Previously, she has worked for the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) in Research Communications, Advocacy and Peer Support. In 2021, she completed a Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate (SickKids/UofT). Dr. Lai was an ARVO Science Communication Training Fellow and a member of the ARVO Advocacy & Outreach Committee. 

During her spare time, Dr. Lai enjoys reading and playing the piano and cello.

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