Sichuan University, China
Hello! I am Shiji Zhao, I come from Shandong, China. I recently graduated from Sichuan University with a B.S. in biological sciences and finished 1-year study in Queen Mary University of London as an associate student. My research experiences include developing immune-adjuvants for livestock, exploring the DNA repair pathways of Trypanosoma brucei, as well as 2 years of experiences of participating International Genetically Engineering Machine (iGEM) competition. I am particularly interested in immunology and I think using computational methods to solve problems in immunology is both interesting and meaningful. Outside of lab works, my hobbies include table tennis, street dance (Popping), badminton, Rubik’s cube and cooking.
Point Loma Nazarene University
Hi, my name is Lucas Ustick. I grew up in San Clemente, CA and graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a B.S. in Biology and minor in Computational Science. I worked for two years in a lab at PLNU researching novel antibiotic resistance plasmids isolated from the urban coastal wetland. I worked both in the wet lab and did computational work during my time at PLNU and have grown to love both aspects of research. I am mainly interested in research related to the health field and have had experience in microbiology, genetics, and computer coding. In my free time I like to surf and write music, and I also own a record label/clothing brand.
Arizona State University
My name is Weihao Tang. I am from China. I studied Electrical Engineering (communication technology) about three years in Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunication, China. I transferred to Arizona State University in 2014 and graduated with a B.S in Computational Mathematics. My interests are mainly focus on numerical methods for PDEs and Mathematical biology. In the future, I look forward doing my research with a profound interest and make my PhD experience more valuable and more enjoyable.
Besides my school and research interests, I like to play basketball and swimming. I am also a foodie and love eating out at certain places.
VIT University, India
Hello! My name is Neelakshi. I'm originally from India and have recently graduated from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) with a B.tech in Biotechnology. Neuroscience, Computational biology and Cognitive science are my areas of interest. I have worked on anti-diabetic properties of Cirtullus lanatus (peel); Somatic embryogenesis and artificial seed production; and the effect of 1-deoxygalactonojirimycin chaperone on SAP that cause Fabry disease during my years at VIT. Outside of lab I enjoy playing guitar and reading.