Lucas Brown is a sophomore from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, majoring in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Lucas loves the idea of using biological sciences to develop new treatments for illnesses. He also enjoys dogs, reading, and fencing. An avid pun-maker ever since he discovered the internet, Lucas revels in making his friends laugh or groan in exasperation.
Michael Gannon is a Tufts sophomore from North Reading, Massachusetts, who intends to major in Biomedical Engineering and minor in History. He is a black belt in Shōrin-ryū Karate and an amatuer tabletop and strategy gamer. His academic focus on science comes from an interest in
the workings of the world and in helping extend human life.
Chris is a Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician at Winthrop University Hospital and has worked extensively in the operating room with sterilization and instrumentation. Chris also researches catalytic activity of synthetic polymers in the Walt lab. He enjoys singing, writing and is an aspiring physician.
Schuyler is a sophomore pre-medical student majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Outside of Synthetic biology he is involved in the club fencing team and the tabletop gaming club. He is currently working on becoming registered as an EMT to join TEMS as part of his pre-med preparation. Schuyler’s interest is in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.
Adam is a junior majoring in biomedical engineering. In addition to Tufts Synthetic Biology research, he is involved in research with the Tufts Department of Biomedical Engineering focused on scaffolds for 3D tissue engineering and bioreactor development, and is further interested in genetic engineering, bioinformatics, physics, and the history of science. Outside of academic interests, Adam fences sabre with the club fencing team, plays viola, and enjoys reading and hiking.
Samantha is a senior pursuing a degree in Biochemistry from Tufts University. She is the chair of Relay for Life, and hopes one day to help in the fight against cancer through research. Outside of TSB, she has worked at the Walt lab on single molecule SNP detection and the Garlick lab on the epigenetics of diabetic and stem cells. She is also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and the Leonard Carmichael Society.
Yimi is a junior at Tufts University double majoring in ACS Chemistry and Community Health. She is currently involved with in vivo evaluation of potential therapeutic drugs against infectious diseases in the Mukherjee lab. She enjoys spouting random facts and is the peppiest of the pep as the President of Pep Band.
Hayley Carabello is a sophomore pre-medical student double majoring in Biology and Biotechnology. She is a certified EMT in New York and is working on becoming a nationally certified EMT in order to serve in any state. Hayley is interested in pursuing biomedical engineering research and is currently working in a lab that focuses on silk tissue engineering. She also enjoys tutoring underprivileged children in nearby communities and dancing on Tufts dance troupes.
Andrade is a junior chemical engineering student from San Antonio, Texas. She has fostered a deep interest in regenerative medicine and genetic engineering. Outside of Synthetic biology, she is working to create a Green Revolving Fund for Tufts, to open a new channel of funding for student led green initiatives. She has a wide range of extra curriculars spanning from an interest in surfing and joining the cycling team, to running the ceramics section of Tufts crafts center.
Ryan is a senior from New Bedford, MA majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He worked at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and Thermo Fisher Scientific prior to joining the Tissue Engineering Resource Center (TERC). His current research aims to develop a complex 3D co-culture model of human renal tissue for applications in disease modeling and drug screening. On campus, Ryan is a Health Career Fellow, the Captain of BlackOut Step Team, and involved in Tufts China Care, FOCUS, and Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
Arin Naidu is a junior student majoring in biomedical engineering. Arin’s research interest is in cardiovascular tissue engineering and medical imaging instrumentation. Outside of Synthetic biology, Arin is on the Tufts Community Union Judiciary. He hopes to expand his research interest and experience through his time in synthetic biology.
Jesse Starger is a senior at Tufts University majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Jesse has research experience in the polymer field as he continues to work in the Yi lab with overarching interests in sustainable and environmental engineering. Outside of class, Jesse is a
member of the Tufts University Men’s Rugby Football Club in addition to being the Eco-Rep for his dorm. While with the Tufts iGEM Team, Jesse hopes to increase his exposure to other academic fields through more independent forms of study than what a traditional undergraduate education may typically allow.
Kate is a junior at Tufts University, pursuing a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Cognitive and Brain Sciences. She is currently involved with research in the Avian Cognition Lab, studying auditory and motion discrimination in pigeons. Outside of the lab, Kate is a co-founder and board member for the Tufts chapter of United Against Inequities in Disease. She loves animals and being outdoors, and would like to attend Veterinary School after graduating from Tufts.