Stan was born on the island of Formosa (present day Taiwan), but he moved to Canada when he was 11. After completing his undergraduate studies with Professor Chris Orvig at the University of British Columbia, which also included Co-op stints at the Britton lab (SFU), QLT, and Merck Frosst, he decided to move across town to Simon Fraser University for graduate school. Under Professor Robert Britton's guidance, his Ph.D. work focused on the total synthesis of spiroacetal-containing fungal metabolites. In 2015, he moved to the Sarpong group to work on the total synthesis of terpene natural products.
Email:s.chang at berkeley dot edu