Research Assistant, NRG
As research assistant with BCIT’s Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG), Ronan Yu has thorough knowledge in the field of natural product research. With over 10 years experience in molecular biology and analytical chemistry, he is one of NRG’s specialists in the development and validation of analytical test methods. Ronan’s advanced instrumentation skills and ability to adapt new technologies to the analysis of natural health products are key assets to the success of NRG.
Prior to joining NRG, Ronan worked in a variety of industry and government positions. He began his career in the biosciences as a junior microbiologist investigating fungal wood rot for Forintek and continued as a researcher investigating pathogenic organisms in stock feedlot for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Ronan branched into the field of analytical chemistry while conducting trace metal analysis at Philip Analytical Services and went on to validate analytical methods for drug analysis at Angiotech.
Ronan has a B.Sc. (Hons) in biotechnology from UBC and a Dipl.T. in both chemical sciences and biotechnology from BCIT. He is fluent in Tagalog (Filipino) and is an active member of the NHP Research Society.