Our Team

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Zhaohui Wang, Ph.D.

Faculty Lead

Executive Director of the Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health

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Cameron Kim, Ph.D.

Faculty Lead

Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Xiling Shen

Faculty Contributor

Director of the Woo Center of Big Data and Precision Health

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Jason Somarelli, Ph.D.

Faculty Contributor

Faculty Member in Duke Comparative Oncology

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Ruopu Jiao

Undergrad Lead | Alum, Biomedical Engineering & CS

RJ worked in the Gersbach lab on CRISPR/Cas9-based therapeutics for genetic diseases. He is fascinated with the potential that genetic engineering has for novel therapeutics and developing a better understanding of the genome in general.

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Tim Ho

Undergrad Lead | Junior, Biomedical Engineering & CS

Tim's research interests include synthetic biology and artificial intelligence.

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Caroline Anderson

Senior, Biology (Genomics) & Chemistry

Caroline's research interests include synthetic biology and host-microbe interaction. Outside of iGEM, she works at the Ko Lab studying Salmonella and is in the Navy ROTC.

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Trevor Gannalo

Senior, Biology & Computational Biology

Trevor is very interested in gene circuits and genetic engineering, especially as it relates to plant biology and crop development.

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Andres Bermudez

Junior, Biomedical Engineering

Andres is interested in neuro-oncology and genetic engineering, so this project is the perfect intersection of his prospective fields!

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Andy Qiao

Junior, Biomedical Engineering

Andy is interested in applying the principles of synthetic biology towards the establishment of more personalized and effective medical therapies. He is excited to be on the iGEM team this year!

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Ashley Jones

Junior, Biology (Molecular and Cellular)

Ashley is interested in working with stem cells and using them to create a better system to model and report different cancer therapies.

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Happy Yao

Junior, Biology

Happy is interested in developmental biology and precision health; in particular, applying MOS technology to improve throughput of personalized medicine.

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Isabella Wang

Junior, Biomedical Engineering & CS

Isabella is interested in the application of engineering and computer science to problems in health and medicine, including synthetic biology and medical devices.

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Jessica Shah

Junior, Biomedical Engineering

Jessica's research interests include tissue engineering, biomimetics, and regenerative medicine. Outside of iGEM, she is an undergraduate researcher at the Musah Lab studying kidney glomerulus organ-on-a-chip devices.

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Jihyeon Je

Junior, Biomedical and Electrical & Computer Engineering

JJ is interested in computational and machine learning applications in analyzing biological systems.

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Juseong (Joe) Kim

Junior, Biomedical and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Joe's research interests include computer vision and biomedical data sciences.

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Sara Liszeski

Junior, Interdepartmental Major (BME & CS)

Sara is interested in the applications of synthetic biology to sociology, behavior, and neuroscience.

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Shaun Wu

Junior, Biomedical Engineering

Shaun's research interests include reporter system and image analysis of brain tumors.

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Rahul Prakash

Junior, Biomedical Engineering & CS

Rahul's research interests are the applications of bioengineering in combination with neural programming and practical AI, to the field of cancer research.

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Athena Yeung

High School Senior

Athena’s research interest is in organoid technology & gene therapy and its application in precision medicine. Outside of research, Athena enjoys learning and exploring breakthrough science from her mentors at Duke.