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TEAM


MEET THE TEAM



We are the iGEM team from University of La Verne. We are an interdisciplinary team with members from biology, math, computer science, art, and library science. We are a community-engaged team that hopes to partner with other high schools, non-profits, and local businesses to create innovative solutions to global issues!

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Megan Sare

4th Year Biology Major

Career: Pediatric Neurologist

Hobbies: trying new foods, traveling, playing the ukulele, drawing

Why iGEM: I like the idea of being able to create/manipulate an organism to do things it doesn’t normally do to impact the community or even the world in a positive way.

Quote: If I were to quote myself, I would say “I’m deeeeeeeaaaaaaaaad”

My team would describe me as: D.A.D.: Dedicated and Driven, Artistic, Moody, Creative, Sarcastic

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Jade Ku

4th Year Biology Major

Career: Anesthesiologist

Hobbies: Running, baking

Why iGEM: I wanted to think outside the box, do something new, and get pushed outside of my comfort zone.

Quote: If I would quote myself, I would say “I don’t know”

My team would describe me as: Scary, passive, blunt, has weird towel-blanket

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CJ Woodward

3rd Year Biology Major

Career: Some sort of Environmental Biologist

Hobbies: Swimming, boating, wake boarding, riding quads

Why iGEM: I feel like this is a good place and opportunity to make a difference in the world and find solutions to some real world problems

Quote: If I were to quote myself, I would say “Do what makes you happy and don’t judge others for doing what they want”

My team would describe me as: mad scientist, crazy, tree hugger, fish hugger, water hugger, always with an opinion, never wrong, over the top, lover of mother nature

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Adriana Moran

4th Year Biology major

Career: Orthopedic Surgeon

Hobbies: Working, playing with my dog, scrapbooking

Why iGEM: Because I like the idea of manipulating an organism to make it function more efficiently to help make an impact in the environment

Quote: If I were to quote myself, I would say, “Bomb!”

My team would describe me as: M.O.M.: most outstanding mother, the mother of the group, motherlike, mother nature, straightforward, loves to sing, quotes movies

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Micah Madrid

3rd Year Biology Major

Career/Academic Aspiration: Cellular, Tissue, and Genetic Engineering

Hobbies: On my free time, I am at the beach or in the sun traveling somewhere new. I believe inspiration comes from the most unexpected places and finding that is really enjoyable.

Why iGEM: Because I like the idea of manipulating an organism to make it function more efficiently to help make a positive impact in the environment/world. I also love all of science, each field in STEM is unique and crosses over another, finding those bridges is something we do in iGEM to make a crazy project each year. I really enjoy this competition and look forward to it each and every year with my teammates :).

Quote: If I were to quote myself, I would say “does anyone have food?”

My team would describe me as: loud, random, behind the scenes worker, extra, the unicorn frappuccino, instigator

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Sabrina Delgadillo

3rd Year Biology major

Career: Anesthesiologist

Hobbies: baking delicious treats, shooting things with my bow and arrow, I am a Bakecherer!

Why iGEM: Because I like the idea of manipulating an organism to make it function more efficiently to help make an impact in the environment

Quote:If I were to quote myself I’d say “I’m short I like being near the ground”

My team would describe me as: a sassy cell TA, weird - she drives with her toes, happy person, juggler, starbucks junky, laughs too much, unicorn frappucino, teenage witch

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Jonathan Pham

3rd Year Biology major

Career: Doctor of Dental Surgery

Hobbies: Playing soccer, traveling, listening to music, being with friends and family, and always eating food

Why iGEM: I enjoy collaborating as a team and combining different views and ideas to make our team and project better

Quote: If I were to quote myself, I would say “I’m so tired” every five minutes.

My team would describe me as: quiet, sarcastic, obnoxiously funny, always tired, positively negative, persistent, always hungry

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Jennifer Tsui

Ph.D. Neuroscience

Career: University of La Verne Professor and iGEM Advisor

Hobbies: biking, watercolors, gardening

Why iGEM: I love how multi-faceted iGEM is and love seeing the cool ideas students come up with!

Quote: If I were to quote myself, I would say “Interesting…”

My team would describe me as: answering their questions with questions

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Yousef Daneshbod

Ph.D. Mathematics

Career: University of La Verne Professor

Hobbies: Playing tennis, bodybuilding.

Why iGEM: I am always interested in interacting with students on various biological projects because it's a mutual learning experience.

My team would describe me as: very nerdy but helpful!













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