Chak Hang (Julian) Ho

Molecular Biology

WHERE I'M FROM

I was born in Hong Kong and came to the United States when I was twelve. I attended middle school and high school in Sacramento, and college in San Diego.

BEFORE VS

I graduated from the University of California, San Diego, majoring in Bioengineering: Biotechnology and Economics. In my senior year, I served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Bioengineering department newsletter.

WHY I’M HERE

I am in the University of California, Berkeley to pursue a PhD in Vision Science.

MY RESEARCH

I am currently working in Dr. Karsten Gronert’s lab. I analyze lipid composition in various tissues via Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LCMS), extract astrocytes from the mouse retina through impression cytology, and characterize the physical and chemical properties of different retinal cells with flow cytometry.

MY GOALS

I strive to explore the biomolecular mechanisms behind various ocular diseases such as glaucoma and dry eye diseases and to develop therapies treating these maladies.

MY HOBBIES

I enjoy hiking, traveling, solving puzzles, and playing video games.