Boranai Tychhon, Research Assistant
Boranai Tychhon started working in the Weng Lab in December 2018 as a research assistant. She manages the wet lab, as well as assisting with epitranscriptomic projects. Tychhon emigrated from Cambodia in 2012 to pursue higher education in the United States. She received a bachelor’s in biology with minors in chemistry and microbiology with summa cum laude honors from the University of Houston – Downtown. Her senior project, under supervision of Tyra Hessel, PhD, and Hamida Qavi, PhD, was to extract the natural compounds from Neem Leaves and test on breast cancer cell lines for anticancer efficacy. She was also an intern for two summers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, assisting Nidhi Sahni, PhD, on profiling the functions of genetic and epigenetic perturbations in cancer heterogeneity. In her free time, Tychhon enjoys watching anime and reading manga, as well as exploring a variety of foods in Houston.