Lydia Ephraim


Graduate Student

M.Sc. Chemical Biology, McMaster University, anticipated 2014

B.Sc. Saint Mary’s University, 2012

Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
McMaster University
Health Science Centre, Room 4H31
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1

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Brief Biography:

Lydia Ephraim is from the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia.  She first came to Canada in 2008 to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree at Saint Mary’s University, where she graduated cum laude with a double major in Biology and Chemistry.  While there, she was employed at the Centre for Environmental Analysis at Saint Mary’s University for almost 2 years, where she was groomed to use various analytical instruments such as LC-MS, GC-MS, and ICPMS. In 2012, she was accepted into the Master’s program at McMaster University.  It was her love of Science that drove her to becoming a member of Dr. Yingfu Li’s research group, where she hopes to continue her studies and pursue her PhD.

Lydia enjoys going to the beach, reading, shopping and although she doesn’t like to admit, the color pink.

If someone wrote a biography about me, the title would be: ”The Island Girl Living the Eskimo Life”.

Research Interests:

I am currently interested in modifying the classical SELEX procedure to determine if it is possible to create multiple probes for multiple protein target identification.


  • McMaster Entrance Scholarship, 2012
  • Valedictorian Award (Saint Mary’s University), 2012
  • Santamarian Scholorship (Saint Mary’s University), 2008-2012