Sean Ponce, Ph.D. Student
Sean earned his B.A. in Physics and B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2011. There he performed research in Dr. Scott Shell's lab investigating the energetic landscapes of protein folding and subsequently in Dr. Daniel Morse's lab working on adaptive optical biomaterials. Following graduation, he joined Baxter Bioscience as a Bioprocess Engineer and Coherus Biosciences as an Analytical Chemist in 2012. In 2015, he began graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, earning his M.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering under Dr. Michael Betenbaugh while investigating glycoengineering. Currently, Sean is working towards his Ph.D. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering under the mentorship of Dr. Hui Zhang studying phenotypic markers of disease states using mass spectrometry-based approaches. His research interests include protein chemistry, glycomics, mass spectrometry, optical detection methods and cellular engineering.