Team:UC San Diego/Team

About Us

Varun Govil

Varun is a second year student at UCSD majoring in Bioengineering (Biotechnology) and Management Science. His research interests lie in the field of nanotechnology and cancer therapeutics. In his free time, he enjoys playing ping pong or reading a good book. As project leader, he is involved in a little bit of everything and primarily in charge of overall team vision, including human practices and wiki design and construction.

Yuya Zhao

Yuya is a third year biochemistry and cell biology major, but is graduating at the end of this year. She is a lab rat, and her spirit animal is a crow because crows are smart. She is head of the wetlab team for this year’s team.

Yansen Geng

Yunshu (Yansen) Geng is a third year student at UCSD majoring in Bioengineering (Biotechnology) and minoring in Mathematics. His research interests lie in the field of microfluidics, metabolic engineering, and computational biology. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and playing tennis. An interesting fact about him is that he really likes tacos. Yansen is primarily in charge of the computational modeling and help with the wet-lab. He also helps with the web construction and presentation.

Emma Hu

Emma is a third-year student at UCSD majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Her research interests lie in Signaling pathways in heart diseases and GPCRs in growth regulation. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and hiking. Jieting is primarily in charge of research with interlab study.

Victoria Rodriguez

Victoria Rodriguez is going into her second year here at UCSD as a Neuroscience and Physiology major. She is interested in doing research on developing schizophrenia medications. Her hobbies are watching Netflix and eating. An interesting fact about her is that she is vegetarian. Victoria's role in iGEM is to help acquire funding, aid in wet-lab work, and run our social media accounts.