What happens at a 3D printing convention?

What happens at a 3D printing event like the 3D Printshow? With constant visual stimulation and then furthermore being able to touch and feel everything, it was awesome. The 3D Printshow is a worldwide event, in which one was hosted in Pasadena, California. Luckily, it is where I go to school, so I was able to attend. Admission price: affordable ($32.50 for a one-day pass, $25 … Continue reading What happens at a 3D printing convention?

Global Poverty and Drug Resistance

I spent some time in rural China of the Sichuan province in 2009 to learn why schistosomiasis, a waterborne parasitic disease, was endemic to certain parts of China, especially when drugs for treatment had been available for some time already. Particularly, a major concern was the possibility of drug resistance either already present or developing. This project was the most heartfelt and also experimentally most interesting research studies … Continue reading Global Poverty and Drug Resistance

Biofuels from Engineered Bacteria

Right after I graduated from college at UC Berkeley, I worked at the Joint BioEnergy Institute to hack bacteria into making jet fuel. For a year, I was engineering bacteria to produce the jet fuel precursor, pinene – one chemical reaction of two pinene molecules yields jet fuel. Bittersweetly, I left for graduate school, and the project luckily continued. Read our paper published in ACS Synthetic Biology and in … Continue reading Biofuels from Engineered Bacteria


Utilizing the existing 3D printing infrastructure in space, AstroGro is a 3D printed pod integrated with artificial intelligence to organically grow fresh food, which will enable sustainable life. We won the 2015 NASA International Space Apps Challenge Regionals, hosted in our school-hometown of Pasadena, California and moved on to place as 1 of 25 finalists out of 949 projects in the global competition. Take it from … Continue reading AstroGro