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Chet is majoring in Genetics and Biotechnology with an emphasis in Microbial Genetics and
Chet is majoring in Genetics and Biotechnology with an emphasis in Microbial Genetics and in Business Management . Watching online videos of the 2008 iGEM competition inspired him to choose his field of study. He has two magazine subscriptions: ''Liahona'' (Italian) and ''Scientific American''. He loves bonsai trees, airsoft, ultimate frisbee, and trying new foods. He dislikes giving blood and hopes that his research in synthetic biology will one day help him make the ultimate contribution to the Red Cross - bacteria capable of producing blood without the need of those scary needles.
Revision as of 10:06, 4 May 2011
Addison is a senior pre-medical student at BYU studying microbiology. In addition to being part of the iGEM team, he works as a teaching assistant for a Biology 100 class and as a lab assistant for Dr. R. Paul Evans, performing DNA isolation on fish and Egyptian mummy samples. He is also a volunteer Spanish medical interpreter at Utah Valley Regional Hospital.
Addison met his wife, Abby, in London on a BYU study abroad program in 2009. In his free time, Addison writes and records music, which can be found here: Addison Alley Music
Julie is a junior at Brigham Young University studying Genetics and Biotechnology. She plans to further her education in medical science or bioengineering to thereby contribute to the growth of these sciences. IGEM is Julie’s first opportunity participating in undergraduate research. She is excited to be working with such great peer and faculty mentors on this project, and is ready to use the knowledge she has gained in the classroom on this project.
Outside of the books Julie enjoys dancing, and running, as she participated in her first marathon this summer in Park City. She is also currently working with a community of persons with disabilities and enjoys the challenges and rewards that working with them brings.
Matt is a junior at BYU studying bioinformatics with an aim to tackle bioengineering in graduate school. On the side he works at the library, cataloging Spanish and Portuguese books, and in Dr. Evan's molecular biology lab sequencing DNA samples from fish and Egyptian mummies. He enjoys playing soccer, watching old episodes of the X-Files and baking bread.
His wife Jessica is also a student at BYU studying political science, and they enjoy reading books, hiking and eating ice cream together.
Mark is a Junior at BYU majoring in Physiology and Developmental Biology. He is currently planning on going to dental school. Dentistry appeals to him because of the change a good smile can have on an individual's life. This is his fourth semester working as a TA for Dr. Brown in the BYU Chemistry Department. IGEM will be a great way for Mark to broaden his studies and contribute to the growing field of bioengineering.
In the winter he enjoys snowboarding, and when its not freezing at 12,000 ft. he spends his time skydiving with his Dad. He is recently engaged to be married to Ariel Johnson on April 29th of this year.
Cameron is motivated and determined to be successful in family and career life, majoring in Physiology and Developmental Biology with aspirations of Dental School. Goal setting and constant personal motivation helps him to excel in whatever he sets his mind to. Organizational skills help him to stay focused and accomplish any task. He is currently engaged to be married on 21 May 2011. He enjoys playing the piano, rock climbing, and the occasional video game.
Robert is a junior majoring in Physiology and Developmental Biology. He is excited for this opportunity to be actively involved in Research and to participate in the great field of bioengineering. He currently works in tech support, but his dream is to become an orthodontist in order to help others feel better about their smile.
On the side he enjoys playing lacrosse, football, and ultimate frisbee. He married Kelli Foote in June 2010, and they enjoy spending time playing games, enjoying nature, and watching movies.
Chet is majoring in Genetics and Biotechnology with an emphasis in Microbial Genetics and minors in Business Management and Microbiology. Watching online videos of the 2008 iGEM competition inspired him to choose his field of study. He has two magazine subscriptions: Liahona (Italian) and Scientific American. He loves bonsai trees, airsoft, ultimate frisbee, and trying new foods. He dislikes giving blood and hopes that his research in synthetic biology will one day help him make the ultimate contribution to the Red Cross - bacteria capable of producing blood without the need of those scary needles.
Devin is a junior majoring in Microbiology. He isolated the novel micobacteriophage Sabinator through HHMI's Phagehunter program and worked in Dr. Robison's Pathogenesis lab with a new antibiotic and MRSA. Devin is currently working as intern for BD Diagnostics in Sparks, Maryland in the R&D department. He will return in May to help on the iGEM team. Eventually he plans on going to graduate school to earn a PhD Molecular biology. His love of working with his hands has combined with his interest in biology to fuel his desire to pursue a career in laboratory research.
In his spare time, Devin enjoys riding four-wheelers, playing ultimate frisbee and has a knack for finding free stuff.