Jean K. Chung
Jean was born in Bloomington, Indiana, and grew up in Daejeon, South Korea. She obtained B.S. at Indiana University Bloomington, then Ph.D. in chemistry at Stanford University. For doctoral research, Jean studied ultrafast dynamics proteins with nonlinear infrared spectroscopy and how they are related to structure and function with Professor Michael D. Fayer. Afterwards, Jean conducted postdoctoral research with Professor Jay T. Groves at University of California, Berkeley, where she investigated the interactions between signaling proteins and lipids on membranes. She began her independent research career at Colorado State University in January 2019.
Cyrus Picou, Jr.
Cyrus grew up in Montegut, Louisiana. He graduated from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry. During his time at Nicholls, Cyrus studied gold nanoparticles to detect pesticides using surface-enhanced Raman scattering techniques. His doctoral research at Colorado State University uses spectroscopic methods to investigate biological systems. Cyrus’ hobbies include watching anime, developing his Japanese, and playing video games.