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, 2017 winner of Gold and Best Supporting Entrepreneurship against 310 other international university teams!

Past Projects and Achievements

Sub Teams

Our Team

Rahul

Rahul Rambhatla

Team Lead

Amith

Amith Punyala

Co-Wet Lab Lead

Ashwin

Ashwin Viswanathan

Co-Wet Lab Lead

Darren

Darren Tsai

Product Development Lead

Yannie

Yannie Mei

Co-Policy & Practices Lead

Raymond

Raymond Zhang

Co-Policy & Practices Lead

Amy

Amy Zhong

Wiki & Design Lead

Saachi

Saachi Gopal

Business Lead

Greg

Greg Albano

Wet Lab Member

Rhit

Rohit Bandaru

Business Member

Swathi

Swathi Chakrapani

Wet Lab Member

Fion

Fion Chu

Wet Lab Member

Sneha

Sneha Kabaria

Policy & Practices Member

Itai

Itai Levin

Wet Lab Member

Carol

Carol Hung

Wet Lab Member

Cristina

Cristina Zhao

Business Member

Max

Max Zhou

Product Development Member

Aaron

Aaron Berman

Wet Lab Member

Ann

Ann Metzloff

Wet Lab Member

Avisha

Avisha Kumar

Product Development Member

Behram

Behram Khan

Wet Lab Member

Charles

Charles Dai

Wet Lab Member

Emily

Emily Wang

Business Member

Gloria

Gloria Zhou

Policy & Practices Member

Harry

Harry Cui

Product Development Member

Isha

Isha Pradhan

Wiki Member

Jackie

Jackie Zheng

Product Development Member

Jennifer

Jennifer Zhou

Wiki Member

Jonathan

Jonathan Wang

Wet Lab Member

Karen

Karen Zhan

Product Development Member

Matthew

Matthew Peroni

Product Development Member

Michelle

Michelle Croen

Wet Lab Member

Olivia

Olivia Qiu

Wiki Member

Rachel

Rachel George

Business Member

Yeojin

Yeojin Min

Product Development Member

Ping

Yun Ping Tseng

Wiki Member

Recruiting

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.

We recruit in both fall and spring. Below is the breakdown of what a year on Cornell iGEM looks like:

  • 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 are not recruiting at this time. We will start recruiting for the spring in December so be sure to check the website again for updates.

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