VP of Scientific Research & Development
Yuriko has been involved in a vast array of research work prior to her time with Origen, including earning a PhD and a BSc (honours) in Science from the University of Victoria as well as 8 years of work experience at UVic. During her graduate studies at the Department of Biology, she genetically engineered knock-in and knock-out plants and analyzed their metabolic profiles using LC-MS to characterize the in vivo functions of the enzyme quinate dehydrogenase. Outside of research, she greatly enjoys teaching science and has taken on a variety of mentorship roles as a laboratory teaching assistant, science tutor for middle school students and as a volunteer for the Canadian Association for Girls in Science. As the VP of Scientific Research & Development, she is helping to bring the Origen SENTINEL air purifier and other products to life.
Loves working with plants
Has an incredible soft spot for animals and volunteers with the Victoria Humane Society
Passionate about drawing and painting and practicing taekwondo