Sonya Hanson joined the Center for Computational Biology in 2021. Her research focuses on structural and molecular biophysics, in particular the modeling and analysis of experimental data and simulations to understand the molecular mechanisms of key biological processes. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, studying the temperature-sensitive transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels. Prior to joining CCB, Sonya was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Columbia University, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she combined experimental and computational methods to study temperature-sensitive bacterial sodium channels, extracting continuous conformational heterogeneity from cryo-EM datasets, and how to design better targeted therapies to kinases, respectively. She has a B.S. in Biophysics from the University of Southern California.