About Us

The Cornell iGEM Team is an award-winning synthetic biology research team comprised of 30 undergraduate students. The team is comprised of five subteams: Wet Lab, Product Development, Policy and Practices, Business, and Wiki/Design. The team works throughout the school year and summer to solve local and global problems related to medical applications, environmental concerns, and human and animal health. We compete against 300+ multidisciplinary teams from all around the world at the iGEM Giant Jamboree, hosted annually by the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation.

Check out the Cornell iGEM Team, 2015 winner of Gold, Best Environmental, Best Supporting Entrepreneurship, and Best Applied Design against 280 other international university teams!

Past Projects and Achievements

Sub Teams

Our Team

Greg

Greg Albano

Team Lead

Fion

Fion Chu

Co-Wet Lab Lead

Carol

Carol Hung

Co-Wet Lab Lead

Stephanie

Stephanie Yiu

Co-Product Development Lead

Darren

Darren Tsai

Co-Product Development Lead

Sneha

Sneha Kabaria

Policy & Practices Lead

Amanda

Amanda Ong

Wiki & Design Lead

Rohit

Rohit Bandaru

Business Lead

Grace

Grace Chuang

Wiki Member

YiFan

Yi Fan Chen

Wet Lab Member

Cristina

Cristina Zhao

Wiki Member

Emily

Emily Lang

Wet Lab Member

Maia

Maia Mirchandani

Business Member

Swathi

Swathi Chakrapani

Wet Lab Member

Taylor

Taylor Song

Product Development Member

Amith

Amith Punyala

Wet Lab Member

Amy

Amy Zhong

Wiki Member

Ashwin

Ashwin Viswanathan

Wet Lab Member

Avisha

Avisha Kumar

Product Development Member

Isabella

Isabella Yang

Policy & Practices Member

Isha

Isha Pradhan

Wiki Member

Itai

Itai Levin

Wet Lab Member

Mason

Mason Dacus

Wet Lab Member

Max

Max Zhou

Product Development Member

Rahul

Rahul Rambhatla

Wet Lab Member

Raymond

Raymond Zhang

Policy & Practices Member

Saachi

Saachi Gopal

Wiki Member

Yannie

Yannie Mei

Policy & Practices Member

Yeojin

Yeojin Min

Product Development Member

Ping

Yun Ping Tseng

Wiki Member

Zain

Zain Mehdi

Business Member

Recruiting

We're looking for excited students to push forth the field of synthetic biology. Our team is made of students from every year, every college, and every major. From gene-splicing in wet lab to pursuing business endeavors to organizing outreach events, bright passionate students make this team thrive.

Potential new team members apply in early January and join the team in the spring semester:

  • Spring: brainstorm next project and new member training (2 credits, 6-8 hrs/week)
  • Summer: on-campus project work (20+ hrs/week) All new team members are expected to stay in Ithaca over the summer
  • Fall: finish project and compete at iGEM jamborees (3-4 credits, 12-16 hrs/week)

We will be posting the application here during recruitment season.

If you have any questions, feel free to send them to cornelligem@gmail.com.

Information Sessions

Information sessions will be taking place at the following times and places:

  • Wednesday, Nov 29th 5 - 6 PM at Olin 218
  • Thursday, Nov 30th 5 - 6 PM at Olin 218
  • Saturday, Dec 2nd 12 - 1 PM at Warren B75

Check out our Facebook event for the most updated information regarding our information sessions.