We are eight enterprising undergraduates from Northwestern University from a variety of backgrounds coming together to build with biology. Together we are Northwestern iGEM, and individually we are Paul, Sam, Tasfia, Shu, Michelle, Sara, Tyler, and Jordan.
Our lead graduate advisor is Kelly Schwarz. Our three faculty advisors in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department are Josh Leonard, Keith Tyo, and Michael Jewett. We also work with nine other graduate student advisors from their respective labs.
The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) Competition is the premiere student research competition in synthetic biology, with upwards of 300 participating teams. iGEM researchers from across the globe gather annually at the iGEM Jamboree to present new, engineered biological systems.