User:Chris H. Thompson

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Chris H. Thompson (an artistic interpretation)

I am a senior working in the lab at Greenfield-Central High School. I learned about OpenWetWare through iGEM, and I also found a link on the Parts Registry.

I competed in the 2011 iGEM High School Division, where my team won Best Poster, Best Presentation, Best New Part, and Best Overall Project. We created a strain of yeast that fluoresced when in the presence of toxic heavy metals, to be used as a cheap water tester.

I am competing again this year in the 2012 iGEM High School Division, and have a much larger project in mind. To see how our project is coming along, visit the Greenfield-Central High School Wiki.

I am attending Purdue University next year, and I will join their iGEM team. After Purdue, I hope to get my Master's degree and PhD at MIT, and my dream is to become a professor of biology at MIT.


  • 2016, Bachelor's Degree in Biological Engineering, Purdue University
  • 2012, High School Diploma, Greenfield-Central Highschool

Research interests

1. Cancer/Disease Research

My mother is a cancer survivor, so I've seen how devastating this disease can be. I want to help cure or better treat this disease any way that I can.

2. Space Exploration

I've always been interested in space and other planets, so an area that I might get in is creating organisms that can survive and grow in space for use on a planetary colony.

3. Bio-Weaponry

This is more of a passing interest, but I think that it would be cool to develop biological weaponry and weapon systems.