Prof. Alison E. Ondrus

Postdoc Chemical & Systems Biology/Chemistry, Stanford University (Profs. JK Chen/J Du Bois)

PhD Chemistry, MIT (Prof. M Movassaghi)
BSc Chemistry, University of Alberta (Prof. FG West)
Research focus Signaling metabolites in health
Hidden talents/hobbies Yoga, philosophy, science
Favorite quote "Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." -John Keats


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Dr. Yu-Shiuan Cheng

PhD Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University (Prof. RG Salomon)
BSc Chemistry, National Taiwan University (Prof. C-C Chang)
Research focus Developing novel chemical probes to decipher metabolite trafficking networks
Hidden talents/hobbies Erhu (Chinese violin), baseball
Favorite quote “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious; it is the source of all true art and science.” -Albert Einstein


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Brandon Lam, MSc

MSc Biological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Prof. J Liu)

BSc Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego

Research focus Investigating cholesterol recognition in Hedgehog protein proteolysis

Hidden talents/hobbies Trying new food, thrifting, martial arts, binging Forensic Files at odd hours

Favorite quote “You can observe a lot by just watching.” – Yogi Berra


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Sarida Pratuangtham

BSc Bioengineering senior, Caltech

High school International School Bangkok, Thailand

Research focus Detecting and quantifying Hedgehog-relevant sterols in mammalian cells

Talents/hobbies Rock climbing, drawing, a capella, tabletop games

Favorite quote "Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience." - Mark Z. Danielewski


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Daniel Shih Wei Peng

BSc Chemistry junior, Caltech

High school Arcadia High School, CA

Research Focus Discovery of novel Hh pathway inhibitors

Hidden talents/hobbies Cooking, viola, gaming

Favorite quote "Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge." - Carl Sagan