Co-Editors in Chief

Meera Krishnamoorthy,

Meera Krishnamoorthy is a junior in electrical engineering, and is interested in signal processing and machine learning.

Grace Xiong,

Grace Xiong is a junior in chemical engineering, and is interested in materials for renewable energy applications.

Associate Editors

Jonathan Chan,

Jonathan is a junior majoring in Chemistry. Over his freshman summer, he worked in the Gharib Group on a SURF project involving the dewetting of superhydrophobic surfaces for solar desalination applications. Jonathan is currently a member of the Reisman Lab and is working on the total synthesis of enmein-type ent-kauranoids. As Outreach Coordinator for Caltech’s Chemistry Club, he is passionate about getting kids of all ages excited about science. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys running, hiking, tutoring at the Writing Center, reading about Supreme Court cases, and binging on TV shows like Black Mirror and Law & Order: SVU.

Weiyi (Sophie) Ding,

(coming soon)

Hana Kim,

Hana is a junior from Texas majoring in mathematics and minoring in computer science. Her current research interests include number theory and algebra, especially representation theory.

Alycia Lee,

Alycia Lee is a freshman in bioengineering. Her research interests include the intersection of molecular biology, engineering, and computer science.

Jagath Vytheeswaran,

(coming soon)

Shuxian (Sherry) Wang, 

Shuxian Wang is a freshman majoring in computer science. She’s interested in machine learning and hopes to conduct research in the field soon. She spends her free time playing soccer.

Michael Yao,

Born and raised in California, Michael Yao is an incoming sophomore intending on studying Bioengineering and Applied Physics. As a John Stauffer research fellow, he is working on improving noninvasive ultrasound imaging and functionalizing therapeutic ultrasound modalities in Dr. Mikhail Shapiro’s research group. Prior to Caltech, Michael worked at the University of California, San Francisco on stem cell research and modification through CRISPR/Cas9 technologies. He hopes to one day pursue a career in academic medicine, focusing on translational research alongside helping patients at the bedside. In addition to working with the Undergraduate Research Journal, he spends his time as a member of the Academics and Research Committee, the Caltech MEDLIFE chapter, and Atria Connect, a medical start-up nonprofit. Outside of schoolwork, Michael enjoys early-morning nature hikes, playing music, swimming, and spending time with his two wonderful dogs.