Proteome Exploration Laboratory
Group Members

Dr. Sonja Hess, Director of PEL

Member of the Beckman Institute (MBI)

California Institute of Technology
Beckman Institute
Proteome Exploration Laboratory
1200 E California Blvd
MC139-74
Pasadena, CA 91125 USA

Phone: (001) 626-395-2339
Fax: (001) 626-449-4159
E-mail: shess@caltech.edu

Sonja seeks challenges in her professional as well as in her private life. She is one of currently four Members of the Beckman Institute (MBI), and the first female overall. Her scientific work has a broad impact on life sciences (and beyond):


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  • Sonja is glad that her competitive team works so well together, making the day-to-day operation smooth and allowing us to continuously make scientific advances and breakthroughs by concentrating on the big challenges ahead of us. Next to her serious side, Sonja actually likes to laugh, does not like sausages and not drink beer. This is why John believes she got 'thrown out' of her native Germany. Among other things, Sonja likes to hike but prefers at least a 1200 threat count cotton sheet at the end of the day (so no overnight hiking).