Sophia Li


Hsin-Jung Sophia Li is a Ph.D. student at Princeton University. She received a S.B. degree with double majors in Chemical Engineering and Biology from MIT. She is a first dan black belt in Taekwondo and loves traveling around the world. Her research interests are systems biology and molecular cell biology.

Stories by Sophia Li

“Plant” Solar Cells Have Chlorophyll-Like Compound To Capture Sunlight

Inspired by nature’s successful strategy, researchers have used materials similar to chlorophyll in leaves to develop low-cost and high-efficiency solar cells for the next generation of clean energy technologies.

Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Sensors Detect NADH Coenzyme Levels In Cells

Chinese researchers have developed a fusion protein that may be used as an intracellular sensor for reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH), an essential cofactor in cells.

Academia Sinica’s Dr. Li-Huei Tsai Elected To The US Institute Of Medicine

Dr. Li-Huei Tsai of Taiwan's Academia Sinica has been elected a member of the US Institute of Medicine.

Academia Sinica President Chi-Huey Wong To Receive 2012 Arthur C. Cope Award

President Chi-Huey Wong of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan has received the 2012 Arthur C. Cope Award for his outstanding achievements in the field of organic chemistry.

Taiwanese Scientists Develop A Saliva Test For DNA Damage & Cancer Risk

Scientists in Taiwan have developed a new test to measure the amount of carcinogens attached to our DNA just by testing our spit.

Academica Sinica Warns Of Academic Brain Drain In Taiwan

Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, along with 18 other key leaders in academia, business, arts, and media sectors have issued a declaration, asking the government to address the brain drain crisis in the country.

Study: Smokers Who Take Multivitamins End Up Smoking More Cigarettes

A new study in Taiwan reveals that smokers who take multivitamins offset their healthy behavior by smoking more cigarettes.

Scientists Discover Target For Potential Antidote Against Two Deadly Toxins

Scientists have discovered a genetic target that may lead to a potential antidote against lethal plant toxins such as Ricin and Pseudomonas exotoxin.

Asian Scientist Magazine Interviews MIT Picower Director, Dr. Li-Huei Tsai

Prof. Li-Huei Tsai, Director of the Picower Institute of Memory and Learning, shares with us her journey as a scientist.