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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

Charles

Charles Dai

Team Lead

Ann

Ann Metzloff

Co-Wet Lab Lead

Michelle

Michelle Croen

Co-Wet Lab Lead

Jackie

Jackie Zheng

Product Development Lead

Gloria

Gloria Zhou

Policy & Practices Lead

Rachel

Rachel George

Business Team Lead

Jennifer

Jennifer Zhou

Wiki & Design Lead

Aaron

Aaron Berman

Wet Lab Member

Sophia

Sophia Windemuth

Wet Lab Member

Longsha

Longsha Liu

Wet Lab Member

Leo

Leo Song

Wet Lab Member

Lucas

Lucas Evans

Wet Lab Member

Adam

Adam Khay

Wet Lab Member

Rachel

Rachel Marsh

Wet Lab Member

Rahul

Rahul Rambhatla

Wet Lab Member

Yeojin

Yeojin Min

Product Development Member

Matthew

Matthew Peroni

Product Development Member

Jackson

Jackson Bauer

Product Development Member

Jade

Jade Pinkenburg

Product Development Member

Emma

Emma Kranich

Product Development Member

Connor

Connor Reinhold

Product Development Member

Ayende

Ayende Chand

Product Development Member

Swasti

Swasti Shree

Policy & Practices Member

Hannah

Hannah Lim

Policy & Practices Lead

Darren

Darren Tsai

Business Team Member

Olivia

Olivia Qiu

Business Team Member

Lindsey

Lindsey Luo

Business Team Member

Jerry

Jerry Wu

Business Team Member

Brian

Brian Li

Business Team Member

Emily

Emily Wang

Business Team Member

Karen

Karen Zhan

Wiki Member

Alisa

Alisa Wong

Wiki Member

Jerry

Jerry Miao

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 no longer recruiting for this semester! Come back next semester!

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