BYU iGEM 2012/Team
Julie Roberts is currently in her senior year at Brigham Young University. Julie is a returning IGEM member and is excited to see what the new team can do. IGEM was Julie's first experience working in a lab and has opened the door for her to do more research. Along with IGEM she also works in Dr. Steve Johnson's lab studying nucleosome positioning and gene expression. Julie plans on pursuing an advanced degree in bioengineering or molecular biology. In her free time, when not studying bacteria or green fluorescing worms, Julie enjoys running, dancing, and lip syncing (occasionally singing when no one else can hear).
John Shumway is in his last year at Brigham Young University. He is new to iGEM and is bringing his experience in mathematical modeling and computer programming to the group. John is a piano performance major, planning to give his senior recital in the Fall and graduate in December. In addition to iGEM he does research with a group in the physics department studying carbon nanowires and also with a group in the math department studying Glioblastoma Multiforme. John plans on going to medical school and is going to begin the application process in June, 2012. John enjoys snowboarding, accompanying and singing in BYU men's chorus, running and volunteering at the local hospital.
John is engaged to Allison Orgill and they are getting married on April 27th, 2012 in the LDS Mt. Timpanogos temple.
Eric Jones is a mathematics major planning to apply to medical school this summer. Eric is married to Hannah Hinkson. They have been happily and beautifully married since May 2010.