Lillian attended Barnard College, then UCSF for her Ph.D. She received an NIH Fogarty Clinical Research Fellowship in Zambia (2011-2014) to strengthen lab diagnostics for HIV. Lillian worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb (2016-2019) developing immuno-oncology therapies for first-in-human (FIH) clinical trials. Currently, she is working with teams to genetically engineer T cells to treat cancers.
Lillian is passionate about STEM mentorship and has served as a mentor for several Stuyvesant students as well as participated in StuyPrep volunteering. She currently also serves on the volunteer Editorial Board of the Journal of ImmunoTherapy of Cancer.