Nov. 18, 2018
John Bloom serves as chair of the Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Department and as the academic director for Biola's Master of Arts (Science and Religion) (MASR), which he founded in 2004. He teaches a variety of undergraduate courses in physics and graduate courses in the MASR. His research interests include the integration of Christianity with the sciences and apologetics. Bloom also has an interest in viable alternative energy sources, and equipped his home with photovoltaic solar panels that supply most his home's electrical needs. He lives in La Mirada with his wife and son.
Hyuna Lee had the unique privilege to live in three distinct cultures. She was born in Korea, but raised in Paraguay for 15 years as missionary kid and moved to the United States during high school. Her multicultural experience allowed her to understand students coming from diverse communities and cultures. Lee has investigated mitochondrial axonal transport using microfluidic platform, zebrafish regeneration properties, and in vivo dopamine d2 receptor studies in mice. Her desire is to foster a passion for science in the students at Biola to raise them to be influential leaders in their future scientific careers that brings countless souls to Christ. Lee is currently serving as a Christian radio co-host interviewing the lives of pastors’ and missionaries’ kids, she is on the executive committee for raising scholarships for missionary kids, and she greatly enjoys serving as a Kindergarten Pastor. Through Lee’s active history of teaching combined with years of biological research and working with diverse individuals, she is thrilled to contribute to Biola University’s vision to equip students with a strong basic science education centered on Christ.
With deep cultural ties to the oceans and a passion for environmental stewardship, Patrick Sun pursued a doctorate at the University of Southern California in Marine and Environmental Biology and continued training as a postdoctoral fellow in the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. His research examines differences in stress response to pollution and climate change in different populations, between sexes and at different ages. Research and professional development have taken him across the globe from local destinations such as Catalina and the Santa Cruz Islands to international locations such as Hong Kong and Thailand where he was instilled with a wonder of God and love for his people. Sun hopes to equip the next generation of environmental stewards who will safeguard our natural resources and the people that depend on those resources.