Meingold Chan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Medical Genetics

Faculty of Medicine

Meingold received her undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, majoring in Psychology and Counselling, from the University of Hong Kong. She received her Master of Philosophy in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge, working with Prof. Claire Hughes. She completed her PhD in Human Development and Family Science at The Ohio State University, working with Dr. Xin Feng. Her doctoral work focused on cultural differences in emotion socialization and preschoolers’ socioemotional development across China (Beijing and Hong Kong) and the United States.

As a postdoctoral fellow in the Kobor lab, she is currently expanding my research to understand the effect of early social experience on children’s socioemotional development through the changes in DNA methylation and epigenetic aging with a specific focus on racial and cultural diversity. Her research goal is to further our understanding of the universality and specificity of the impact of social environment on children’s health, development, and epigenetics across race/ethnicity/culture.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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