Members

We are currently recruiting graduate students and postdocs

Graduate students may inquire directly to aondrus@caltech.edu.  Postdoctoral applicants, please see a description of available positions here.


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Alison Ondrus, Principal Investigator

Postdoc Stanford University (Profs. JK Chen & J Du Bois)
PHD MIT (PROF. M MOVASSAGHI)
BS UNIVERISTY OF ALBERTA (PROF. FG WEST)

Research focus: Elucidating connections between cholesterol metabolism and Hh signaling in development and disease
Hidden talents/hobbies: Yoga, reading, bike riding
Favorite quote: "'Beauty is truth, truth beauty',- that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."  -J Keats
email: aondrus@caltech.edu

 
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James Ousey, BMB G1

BS Stanford University (Profs. C Khosla & MC Bassik)

Research focus: Genetic interrogation of sterol biosynthesis with regard to Hh signaling
Hidden talents/hobbies: Sci-fi, ancient Greek poetry, Wikipedia contributor, swimming
Favorite quote: "Kindness begets kindness evermore." -Sophocles
email: jousey@caltech.edu

 
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Rahul Purohit, Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoc Northwestern University (Prof. AC Rosenzweig)
PhD University of Arizona (Prof. WR Montfort)
MSc Panjab University (Prof. P Venugopalan)

Research focus: Structural and functional characterization of proteins involved in the Hh signaling pathway
Hidden talents/hobbies: Cooking, photography, hiking
Favorite quote: "Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world." -L Pasteur
email: purohit@caltech.edu

 
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Grace Wang, Chem G1

BS Duke university (Prof. E Derbyshire)

Research focus: Developing small molecule tools to probe and elucidate Hedgehog pathway signaling
Hidden talents/hobbies: Sketch comedy, critical cinema, reading, hiking
Favorite quote: “Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.” -M Atwood
email: zwwang@caltech.edu

 

Matthew Endo, Operations Specialist

MS University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Prof. MD Burke)
BS Seattle University (Prof. JM Langenhan)

Career focus: Supporting the foundation of a top-tier laboratory while developing knowledge in intellectual property law
Hidden talents/hobbies: Snowboarding, soccer, slow-pitch softball, flag football
Favorite quote: "Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore." -W Stevens
email: mendo@caltech.edu

 

Vicky Brennan, Administrative Assistant

Career focus: Organizing the world
Hidden talents/hobbies: MLIS, birding, toastmasters, silent cinema
Favorite quote: “As long as you are curious, you will never be bored.” -L Gish
emailvicky@caltech.edu