I am a recent biomedical engineering graduate with a deep interest in bioengineering and synthetic biology. I am passionate about democratizing molecular reagents and developing frugal technologies for research and diagnostics in developing countries. I work as a research assistant at the Hive Biolab and Open Bioeconomy Lab. My current running research focuses on eliminating the need for a -80 freezer for storing competent E. coli cells by using trehalose. I am also working on building up a DNA ladder through plasmid digestion with BsaI restriction enzyme.