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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Daniel Shih Wei Peng

BSc Chemistry Senior, 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



Bertha Alicia Mireles

BSc Chemical Engineering Sophomore, Caltech

High school The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

Research Focus Synthesis of oxysterol chemoproteomics probes

Hidden talents/hobbies Animal rescue, singing, baking

Favorite quote “Querer es poder.” - My grandmother



Milan Robinson

BSc Bioengineering Sophomore, Caltech

High school Fairmont Prep, Anaheim, CA

Research Focus Synthesis of oxysterol chemoproteomics probes

Hidden talents/hobbies Basketball

Favorite quote "You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated" - Maya Angelou


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Malik Paulino

BSc Chemical Engineering Junior, Caltech

High school Little Elm High School, Little Elm, TX

Research Focus Synthesis of oxysterol chemoproteomics probes

Hidden talents/hobbies Double bass and music writing

Favorite quote "Out of the night that covers me | Black as the pit from pole to pole, | I thank whatever gods may be | For my unconquerable soul." - William Ernest Henley