Technical Electives at MIT: 

  • Cellular & Tissue Biomechanics - 20.310
  • Systems Microbiology - 20.106
  • Intro to Optimization Methods - 15.053
  • Number Theory - 18.781
  • Probability and Random Variables - 18.440
  • Statistics for Applications - 18.443
  • Intro to Computational Molecular Biology - 18.417

Stephanie Yaung

Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering, MIT, 2010

Professional Experience

Principal Scientist, Medical & Scientific Affairs Bioinformatics Liaison
  • Roche Sequencing Solutions
  • Lead and grow a global team of bioinformatics scientists to complete analyses for clinical studies that showcase medical value and enable product development feedback
  • Collaborate in cross-functional teams to develop next-generation sequencing-based diagnostic assays that will help change the standard of care in clinical oncology
Intern, Late Stage Pharmaceutical & Processing Development
  • Genentech
  • Probed biophysical properties of protein-ion binding using isothermal titration calorimetry and detected ion-specific binding interaction that could affect therapeutic formulations
Intern, Analytical Development & Commercialization
  • Merck & Co. Inc.
  • Built MATLAB scripts for real-time monitoring of crystallization across production scales
Intern, Molecular Diagnostics R&D and Marketing
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Engineered Tecan automation workflow of diagnostic chip assay that reduced hands-on operator time by 60%
  • Spearheaded new collaboration while conducting phone survey of top 100 US lab directors

Educational Experience

MIT Minor(s): 

  • Mathematics
  • Biology

MIT Concentration(s): 

  • Economics

Participation in Programs: 

  • MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
  • MIT Student/Alumni Externship Program
  • MIT VentureShip Program

Undergraduate Research Experiences: 

  • Sasisekharan Lab - Generated database of protein structural information for molecular modeling tools and conducted cell-based assays to assess candidate small molecules for anti-viral activity
  • MIT Sloan School of Management (with Professor Ed Roberts) - Performed regression analysis of alumni entrepreneurship trends at MIT & Tsinghua University
  • Khademhosseini Lab - Launched study of microscale technologies for embryonic stem cell differentiation and cardiac regeneration
  • UCSF Medical Center - Constructed a finite element model of the aortic root based on measured material properties and performed computational simulations to evaluate a cardiothoracic surgical procedure
  • InVivo Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA - Assisted CEO in business strategy to address global acute spinal cord injury market for stem cell-polymer technology


  • G Zhou, A Moment, S Yaung, A Cote, T Hu. Evolution and Application of an Automated Platform for the Development of Crystallization Processes. Organic Process Research & Development 17:1320-1329 (2013).
  • PB Matthews, C Jhun, S Yaung, AN Azadani, JM Guccione, L Ge, EE Tseng. Finite Element Modeling of the Pulmonary Autograft at Systemic Pressure before Remodeling. Journal of Heart Valve Disease 20:45-52 (2011).
  • PB Matthews, S Yaung, AN Azadani, N Jaussaud, C Jhun, JM Guccione, TS Guy, EE Tseng. "Pulmonary Autograft Wall Stress Calculation With Finite Element Modeling." Biennial Meeting of the Society for Heart Valve Disease, Berlin, Germany. June 27-30, 2009.
  • P Dhawan*, S Yaung*, H Uppal*, D Puppala, M Sweeney, J Murray, P Hajek, E Oquendo, C Wilson, N Priedigkeit, D Goldstein, D Misner, S Platz, R Capaldi, K Kolaja. "The Role of Mitochondrial Toxicity in the Cardiotoxicity of Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors." Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, Baltimore, Maryland. March 15-19, 2009.

Activities, interests and hobbies: 

  • Santa Clara Valley Science and Engineering Fair Association - Mentor for middle/high school science fair projects
  • MIT Biomedical Engineering Society, Cambridge MA - Co-President (2009), Co-Publicity Chair (2008 - 2009), Treasurer (2007 - 2008)
  • MIT Undergraduate Association Student Committee on Educational Policy - Program Coordinator (2007 - 2008)
  • Network of Sloan Undergraduate Women - Member
  • K-12 science mentorship and volunteering at MIT through Tau Beta Pi and ScienceExpo