Cat Wang BSc – Science Communicator
Cat Wang recently completed her BSc in Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University. During her undergraduate studies, she was involved as a teaching and research assistant in the Division of Anatomical Sciences. Cat completed her honours thesis in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute, where she characterized the liver phenotype of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease mouse models using histology and quantitative pathology.
Cat first discovered the McGill Office for Science and Society (OSS) through her science communication class in her third year studying science at McGill. She wanted to use her scientific background and knowledge of pop culture to translate reputable science into interesting content for the public. After interning at the OSS as a SURA (Science Undergraduate Research Award) student in the Summer of 2022, she has been involved with the office as a science communicator.
Alongside her studies, Cat has been involved with McGill’s Student Emergency Response Team (MSERT) as a volunteer first responder and course coordinator. She teaches First Aid and CPR courses on campus as a Canadian Red Cross-certified instructor.
On the weekends, Cat likes to explore the outdoors through running, hiking, and skiing.
Cat’s favourite 3 OSS articles:
- Does passing vodka through a Brita filter really improve its taste?
- What HBO’s Euphoria Teaches Us About Opioid Use
- The “Unintelligent Design” of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve