Shikun ‘Rinco’ Wang
Born and raised in Guangzhou, China, Rinco attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her undergraduate degree, where she double majored in biology and chemistry. During her time at UNC-Chapel Hill, Rinco joined Professor Gary Pielak’s lab and worked on protein chemistry, using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to investigate the mechanism behind a desiccation-tolerant protein in Tardigrades. Currently, Rinco is pursuing her PhD at Yale University and working in Spiegel’s lab, where she is focused on expanding bifunctional molecules to cross the blood-brain barrier. In her free time, Rinco enjoys reading and working out, which helps her to stay balanced and focused. She is committed to using her skills and knowledge to make a positive impact in the world and is always looking for new opportunities to learn and grow. As a member of this community, Rinco is excited to collaborate with others and contribute to the group’s shared goals.