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Student Profile: Liheng (Harry) Zhuang
PhD student in the Faculty of Health Sciences
My name is Liheng (Harry) Zhuang. I am a current PhD student in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
The main reason I choose to come to SFU for my PhD degree is because the Faculty of Health Sciences create a open environment for people with drastically different academic backgrounds. It also promotes interdisciplinary research which allow discussion from different perspectives in different academic fields.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.
My research is on the development of novel statistical methods on the assessment of environmental chemical mixtures on pregnancy outcomes.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
I am very fortunate that my supervisor shares very similar research interests with me and we have a very good working relationship. I was able to take different courses from different faculties to strength my understanding on research methods from different academic perspectives.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS?
Be open and actively engage with your graduate cohort, it helps a lot to pass difficult times and it can help your researches in unexpected ways.