Ryan Hsu

Ryan Hsu

UC Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Undergraduate, Student Researcher


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Published on Oct 19, 2017

Long awaited updates (results and more)!

Dear Backers!It's been a while since our last post, and we have a ton of updates for you.Graduation!We graduated in May! All of us are currently working in either research or clinical positions and...

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Published on Mar 10, 2017


Hi backers!We finally received the DNA sequencing data from uBiome. Altogether it's about 12GB of data in FASTQ format, which are basically fancy text files of ATCGs (4 bases of DNA), quality/confi...

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Published on Feb 10, 2017

A super late update!

I realize it's been a while since our last update! Our last entry talked about starting the study. Right after that, finals season started and we forgot to write an update. Sorry if the tardiness c...

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Published on Nov 07, 2016

Ready... get set... go!

Last week we screened over 30 individuals for the study. The most common reasons for exclusion were medical reasons or dietary reasons, especially if taking probiotic supplements or other medicatio...

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Published on Oct 22, 2016

Looking forward... and looking back

Ever since the IRB was passed, the pace of the project has really picked up. We were used to waiting days to weeks at a time for emails and IRB reviews, but now there are things to work on every da...

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Published on Oct 17, 2016

Look what came in the mail... and full IRB approval!

Also, as of today we have officially received IRB approval! We will be hosting our first info-session on Thursday, October 20th to students at UC Berkeley. Also, I've posted our revised study desig...

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Published on Oct 09, 2016

IRB conditional approval and mycrobes recruitment!

It's been a while!We have spent the last 6+ months working on our IRB (Institutional Review Board) protocol, which is federally required paperwork for human research describing our project, methods...

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Published on Mar 21, 2016

Improved Protocol - Resubmitted IRB

In the last few weeks, I've been in touch with a few professors, both here at UC Berkeley and also microbiome researchers at MIT to discuss the significance and logistics of running this study. The...

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Published on Feb 23, 2016

Recruitment Materials

Here's a few things we made in the last few days: 240 flyer cards to hand out and a banner for setting up a booth on Sproul Plaza, the main open area on campus. We will begin advertising for the st...

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Reply to:Matej RamutaMatej Ramuta
Thanks for the advice! We've thought about it but since we want to only target UC Berkeley students, we think we'll be able to find enough interest just by posting on a few large UC Berkeley Facebook pages (each year of students has a Facebook group) and by advertising on campus.