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Cameran Casale

Cameran Casale is a second year undergraduate student at UC Berkeley studying bioengineering. She is currently working with Aaron Berliner on the CUBES project. Through her work at this lab, Cameran is interested in exploring different biological applications within space systems, such as the utilization of biologically derived materials in the development of nanoscale devices.


Shuwen Hou

Shuwen Hou is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Hong Kong
(HKU) studying biochemistry. She is attending UC Berkeley for an exchange study.
Shuwen works with Dr. Fangchao Song to profile the microbial physiology in
different conditions through droplet-based microfluidics. This is part of the ENIGMA

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Kim Pham

Kim Pham undergraduate in the Bioengineering Dept. She worked with Dr. Jake Hilzinger to develop a pan-genome on the CUBES project

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Batu Akkas

Batu is an undergraduate in the Bioengineering Dept. Batu works with Dr. Vivek Mutalik. The project a systemic approach to enrich, isolate, characterize, and engineer novel ssRNA phages that support the agricultural, environmental, and possibly health strategies.

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Divya Sivanandan

Divya is an undergraduate in the Bioengineering Dept. Divya is working with Dr. Hilzinger to screen Spirulina mutants as they are generated (gDNA preps, PCR, possible Illumina sequencing preps), and help develop better transformation methods for this organism.

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Gretchen Vengerova

Gretchen is an undergraduate in the Bioengineering Dept. She works with Aaron Berliner on CUBES project specifically Modeling a Martian Biomanufactury

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Hanqiao Zhang

Han is a senior undergraduate in the Bioengineering Dept. He works with Dr. Bernstein on mechanistic modeling and machine learning to monitor environmental contamination through genomics.

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Kylie Akiyama

Kylie Akiyama is a second-year bioengineering undergraduate at UC Berkeley with an interest in the convergence of synthetic biology and space exploration. She is currently within the FPSD division of CUBES, working with Dr. Jake Hilzinger to improve the group’s capacity to metabolically engineer A. platensis for small molecule production.

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Paulina Salgado Marshall

Paulina was an undergraduate senior in the Bioengineering Dept. She worked with Dr. Ruoshi Yuan on biomolecular nanotechnology using fluidics and chips. She has gone to work in industry.

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Farrah Kaiyom

Farrah is a second year undergraduate student studying Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She is a member of CUBES project working under Aaron Berliner. Farrah is currently developing a model that simulates how metabolic rate of crew members fluctuate during space travel and extravehicular activity under varying conditions. She is also researching data for microbial biomanufacturing.