Kulika Chomvong

Kulika is a co-founder and CEO at Sugarlogix. She received her PhD in microbiology from UC Berkeley and her B.S. from University of Pennsylvania in chemical engineering and and B.S. in economics from the Wharton school. Her expertise is in pathway engineering, protein engineering and systems biology. 


Chaeyoung Shin

Chaeyoung is a co-founder and CTO at Sugarlogix. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley, and her B.S. in chemical engineering at Seoul National University. At Sugarlogix, she develops continuous fermentation operations, builds scaled-up processes, and designs separation processes.


Jason Liu

Jason is a senior scientist at Sugarloigix. He was formally trained as a fungal geneticist, receiving his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, and his doctoral degree from University of California, Berkeley. His doctorate work focused on the enhancement of enzyme secretion of a filamentous fungus, Neurospora crassa for the efficient production of cellulosic biofuels. Jason's work on strain optimization, sugar metabolism, and fungal diversity will complement the team's mission for engineering prebiotic oligosaccharides. Outside of the lab, Jason enjoys applying his fungal skills in the field as an avid mushroom hunter and outdoor enthusiast.



Jamie Cate

Jamie is a co-founder at Sugarlogix. He is a professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology and of Chemistry at UC Berkeley. He is the genius behind the complex sugar synthesis in our yeast.



Yong-Su Jin

Yong-Su is a co-founder at Sugarlogix. He is a professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is our mastermind in engineering the metabolic pathways of yeast.



Steve Pietsch

Steve is an advisor at Sugarlogix. He has been a process engineer in industry for 40 years. He is an expert in scaling-up and process design.