Ying-Chiang Jeffrey Lee | President and Editor

Jeffrey is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University in the Donia Lab. He has an MPH focusing on Global Health and an MEng in Energy, Environment, and Chemical Engineering specializing in Biotechnology from Washington University in St. Louis. He was born in Holmdel, NJ and grew up mostly in Plano, Texas. His previous research topics cover norovirus pathology and the bioengineering of bacteria for neurotransmitter production. Jeffrey was also the former operations committee head for the NGO Empower Through Health initiative that provides access to healthcare for underserved populations in Uganda. His thesis research centers around understanding the role that microbiome-derived peptides play in microbe-microbe and host microbe interactions. Jeffrey also is an HMEI-STEP fellow and studies antimicrobial resistance and policy approaches for facilitating increased antimicrobial R&D. In his free time, he likes to read, cook, and play ultimate frisbee and field hockey.

Shashank Kumar Anand | Associate Editor

Shashank is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Environmental Engineering Department at Princeton. His research focuses on understanding the role of hydrological and geomorphological processes in the evolution of natural landscapes by developing process-based models and learning from the available observations. Before coming to Princeton, he did his B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee with a major in Civil & Environmental Engineering and a minor specialization in Computer Science. Shashank is from India, and he enjoys long walks, biking, and playing cricket.

Kaylie Cohanim | Associate Editor


 Sam Ditkovsky | Associate Editor

Sam is a doctoral student in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton. He uses numerical models and observations to study the dynamics of the ocean’s dissolved oxygen in a changing climate. He is also a contributing developer of NOAA’s Modular Ocean Model. Sam graduated from Haverford College with a BSc in Astrophysics and a minor in Philosophy. He enjoys staying active outdoors, playing music, and songwriting.