Dr. Yun (Jessica) Cao, Ph.D. (Lead Data Scientist): Jessica completed her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta under the supervision of Professor Chintha Tellambura. Shortly thereafter, she joined the Derda Research Group in August 2017 as a computing research assistant. Jessica’s research in the Derda lab focused on database design, management, web application development, data visualisation and analysis. She transitioned to 48Hour Discovery in April 2018, where she will focus on the implementation of machine learning in data analysis, and development of web-application and database.
Dr. Caishun (Carson) Li, Ph.D. (Scientist): Carson completed his Ph.D. in Molecular Biochemistry from Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, China. After his Ph.D. he held a postdoctoral position at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Dr Christopher W. Cairo where he worked on T-Cell and B-Cell Membrane Glycobiology and Biophysics. He joined the Derda lab as a research assistant in 2015. Carson’s research in the Derda lab focused on screening of ligands for cell surface transporters. Shortly thereafter, he joined 48Hour Discovery INC, where he will focus on developing cell-based panning pipelines, validation of methods using genetically-encoded (GE) phage libraries and product development.