De Shon Hall
Title: Research Technician, Department of Neuropharmacology,
Duties: Working with other members of the lab to explore neuroAIDS
and diabetes on a cellular level.
Started at TSRI: 1998.
Background: B.S. in biology from the University of California,
San Diego (UCSD). Fourteen years work experience in labs at UCSD; one
year at start-up company Dynavax.
Thoughts on TSRI: "There are good people here and a nice atmosphere."
Favorite Part of the Job: The science! "Especially some of the
Extracurriculars: A life-long involvement in music. Hall is currently
minister of music at a Catholic church, a position that involves coordinating
the music program, directing the choir, and performing on the violin,
piano, and organ.
Also, quilting, with the assistance of a "codesigner," her seven-year-old
son. Hall is drawn to bright colors, whimsical designs, and unusual combinations
of materials. Hall keeps sewing supplies in her car, so she can quilt
"I'm always busy."
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Research Technician De Shon Hall enjoys the atmosphere
at TSRI. Photo by Kevin Fung.