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Yang Hai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara
B.S. Chemistry, Peking University, 2011
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
LSRF Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA, 2020
Jin Yan (Year 2020)
Research Interest: Enzyme Structure-Function Relationship
Favorite Enzyme: Proteases
Science Hero: Hans Adolf Krebs
Fun Fact: One stress-relief activity for Jin is popping bubble wrap.
Benjamin Jones (Year 2020)
Research Interest: Enzymology
Favourite Enzyme: Luciferase
Science Hero: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Fun Fact: Ben likes to draw pictures.
Jasper Moh (Class of 2022, Biochemistry Major)
Research Interest: Epigenetics and biosynthesis of medicinal compounds
Favourite Enzyme: Amylase
Science Hero: Louis Pasteur
Fun Fact: Jasper sometimes spends hours of his free time looking at desert roads on Google Maps
Zixuan Jiang (Class of 2022, Chemistry Major)
Research Interest: Enzymology and natural product biosynthesis
Favourite Enzyme: Telomerase
Science Hero: Rosalind Elsie Franklin
Fun Fact: Zixuan’s happiness comes from eating durian every day.
Darwin Lara (Class of 2022, Chemistry Major)
Research Interest: Drug design and synthetic chemistry
Favourite Enzyme: Creatine Kinase
Science Hero: Elizabeth S. Sattely
Fun Fact: Darwin likes watching anime.
Chloe Reavill (Class of 2022, Biochemistry Major)
Research Interest: Enzymology and drug development
Favourite Enzyme: Pyruvate Dehydrogenase
Science Hero: Rosalind Franklin
Fun Fact: Chloe was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and she has not lived anywhere else until she came out to Santa Barbara for college.
Zhongrui Li (M.S. UC Berkeley, 2020)
Research Interest: Biosynthesis of biopolymers
Favourite Enzyme: Glycosyltransferases
Science Hero: R. B. Woodward
Fun Fact: Zhongrui cycles 100km every week
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