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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subcommittee of the Chemistry Graduate Studies Committee (CGSC)

We are a subcommittee of the CGSC focused on division wide diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. For more information on our members and projects, please see our bios below or our entry in the campus DEI airtable. Contact us with any questions and suggestions at [email protected].

Rj Chada

RJ Chadha
Meet RJ Chadha, a third-year graduate student in the Wei Lab, investigating metabolic differences in diabetic cells using stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy. RJ earned his bachelor's in chemistry at Trinity College CT, researching peptide substrate reporters for protein kinase B under the tutelage of Dr. Michelle Kovarik. Beyond academics, RJ enjoys traveling, exploring LA, and playing sports. At CGSC, he's dedicated to enhancing campus Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts, ensuring a safe space for underrepresented minority groups. Join RJ in his scientific exploration and community-building journey!

Jordan Thompson

Jordan Thompson (he/him)
Originally from Calgary, AB, Jordan left the cold in pursuit of some California sunshine. At UC Berkeley, he worked with Prof. Tom Maimone on completing the total synthesis of (+)-6-epi-Ophiobolin A and developing some other radical-based annulative methods while competing on the Cal Ice Hockey team. Jordan's time outside of the lab consists mostly of cooking/baking or staying active. He hopes to one day perfect his very own ice cream recipe. Currently working on the virtual visit for graduate students!