Dinh H. Diep -

Dinh is a Bioengineering major with an emphasis in biotechnology. She is currently working in the Systems Biology Research Group at UCSD and studying plant ion channeling in Dr. Julian Schroeder's molecular biology lab. In general, Dinh is interested in doing research in genomics and removal of xenobiotics/toxics from the environment. After getting some industry experience, Dinh wants to get a Ph. D. in bioinformatics. In her free time, Dinh enjoys watching art films and horror flicks, playing video games with her brother, and going camping.

Tirapon Premchitt -


Tirapon is a senior in the Bioengineering: Biotechnology major at UCSD.  His past ventures include: working as a lab assistant making buffers, cleaning glassware and doing other basic lab maintennce; independent research on the angiogenic potential of prostate cancer cells in a nude mouse model using a window chamber to observe the growth of blood vessels in vivo.  He is also currently working on another independent research project at the Rebecca and John Moore Cancer Center on a possible anthrax vaccine using a novel TLR7 drug incorporated into liposomes.  After graduating he plans to pursue a further degree in his hometown of Hong Kong.  In his free time Tirapon enjoys listening to a wide variety of music, eating fine food, playing squash, tinkering with gadgets and playing videogames.

Madelon Witte -

Madelon is a Bioengineering major with a minor in Public Health - Social Issues.  She works as a Lab Assistant in an Immunology/Aging laboratory at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, and also as an Analyst for Detectent, a data-analysis company.  Madelon plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in biodefense after gaining some real-world experience.  When she's not in the lab or on campus, Madelon works for a non-profit organization as Director of Curriculum.  In her spare time, Madelon enjoys cooking, watching movies, and reading.

Matthew R. Wong -

Matt is a Bioengineering major with an emphasis in biotechnology. His previous Bioengineering experience includes an internship with Perlegen Sciences, Mtn. View, CA.  He as also worked as an assistant to Sangita Sharma, Ph. D, RPHNutr. at the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI. Matt is interested in pursuing a medical doctorate and becoming a leader in medical device development for the twenty-first century. In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing racquetball, playing baseball, golfing, customizing computers, website design, and investing.

Kun Zhang, Ph.D. -

Kun Zhang joined the Jacobs School faculty in 2007. A native of Xiamen, China, he received his bachelor’s degree (1996) in biophysics and master's degree (1999) in neuroscience from Fudan University. In 2003 he received his Ph.D. from the Program of Human and Molecular Genetics at The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Prior to coming to UCSD, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for Computational Genetics and co-founder of the Human Genome Project.

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