Cheng-Ruei Han, achieved his Bachelor and Master degree of Pharmacy in Kaohsiung Medical University in 2016 and 2018. Under the supervision of Dr. Chih-Hua Tseng his research focused on the design and synthesis of anti-dengue virus agents during his master degree. He joined Dr. Lowary’s group as a research assistant in 2019. He is currently working on the preparation of materials for Automated Glycan Assembly Machine in order to give large oligosaccharides for further research.
Lourriel (Yel) Macale received his B.Sc in Biology in 2015 from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. He received his M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in 2021 from the same university. Yel joined Lowary Lab in February 2020 as an intern under the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) Spring Internship. He worked on the enzyme-coupled spectrophotometric assay and circular dichroism spectroscopy of mutant and wild type GlfT2 from M. tuberculosis.
Jeremy grew up in Edmonton and is completing his bachelors degree in chemistry with a minor in biological sciences. He joined the Lowary group in the fall of 2016 and is working on synthesizing a series of human intelectin 1 ligands to be used for phage-based ligand identification.
Yi-Chia Su received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2020 from National Chung Cheng University. Her research there, under the supervision of Dr. Ching-Ching Yu, focused on the enzymatic synthesis of tumor-associated carbohydrate antigens and their analogues. And in the same year, she joined Dr. Todd Lowary’s Lab as a research assistant.
Wei-Ting Chang received her master’s degree in chemistry at National Taiwan University and got an excellent poster award in a graduate poster exhibition. Since 2020, she has been a research assistant in Dr. Lowary’s lab. In the lab, she is currently working on development of the fungal detection kit which aims to avoid the false-positive result from bacterial infections. The major part of her research is focused on synthesizing analogues of Norcardia galactan. Her research interests include probe design for distinguishing different resistance bacteria, design of real-time turn-on fluorescence probe, and study on the mechanism of drug releasing process.
Ruixiang (Blake) Zheng obtained his MSc degree in pharmacology and toxicology in 1998 and had worked in pharmaceutical analysis area for 4 years in China. He joined AICCS in 2004. He coordinates multiple projects and focuses on the expression, mutagenesis, purification and characterization of enzymes and expression, purification and cleavage of antibodies and chemoenzymatic synthesis.