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BIOMOD 2013 Design Competition


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Xue Han, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department

Richie E. Kohman, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow


Prakash Iyer

My name is Prakash Iyer and I'm a rising senior at Boston University, pursuing a Dual-Degree in Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience. My primary research interests lie in the intersection between biomedical engineering and neuroscience where I would like to work towards designing drug delivery systems within the brain, much like we aim to do in our project. After graduation in 2014 I plan to look for a job in the industry and will possibly pursue a graduate degree few years down the line.

On a more personal level, I'm a big TV show buff and am willing to watch almost anything. I also enjoy playing and watching all sports, primarily basketball and tennis, and I've been known to have a rather unhealthy obsession with the Boston Celtics.

Xintong Man

Hi, my name is Steve Man and I'm currently a rising junior at Boston University studying biochemistry. I'm from Needham Massachusetts, a small town about 20 minutes away from Boston, where I live with my parents and my sister, Laura. During my free time, I enjoy reading books, watching movies (my favorites are District 9 and The Avengers), as well as watching tv shows ( I love Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Psych). I love the city of Boston, with it's rich history, it's friendly and it's exciting atmosphere; it's one of the main reasons why I chose to go to Boston University. In school, I enjoy studying biochemistry because I am fascinated with the way that molecules (proteins and enzymes) affect the body, and how complex and unique these molecules are. I hope to one day be able to apply my knowledge of biochemistry in order to help research medicines that could help treat various diseases.

Sangeeta Satish

My name is Sangeeta Satish and I'm a rising sophmore studying Biomedical Engineering. My primary research interests lie in antibiotic resistance. However, this summer learning about drug delivery systems has given me an entirely new perspective on antibiotic resistance and the intersection of the two. Some other equally important things I’ve been working on this summer is catching up on all the TV shows I possibly can and getting over my mild bathmophobia.

Harvin Vallabhaneni

My name is Harvin Vallabhaneni. I'm a rising senior studying Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. Highly relevant facts: I'm a moderate germophobe (although I prefer the term germ-conscious) and I am also a pen aficionado. I hope to go to graduate school after my senior year and eventually work in technology development of biology research. A summer of BIOMOD has taught me more about lab techniques and research than any class at BU has: I'm thankful for the opportunity.