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*'''Rachel O'Neil''':    Faculty Advisor
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*'''Sarah Mitchell''':    Our leader 
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Dr. O'Neill's research in genomics involves several large-scale sequencing projects to map and compare large genomes – such as humans, the tammar wallaby and deer mice – and to learn more about how they function. She is particularly interested in the centromere – the part of the chromosome that is essential for cell division. The centromere has not been sequenced yet, even for humans. She calls it "uncharted territory" that could yield answers about human health and disease.
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She is also the best faculty advisor we could have asked for.
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*'''Laura Hall''':        Grad Advisor
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Laura is a PhD student in genetics and genomics and is getting ready to graduate. She can't wait to find a job and move to San Diego.
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*'''Sarah Mitchell''':    Grad Advisor 
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PhD student in Genetics and Genomics.
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*'''Brianna Flynn''':    Grad Advisor
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PhD student in Genetics and Genomics.
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*'''Nicholas Calistri''':    'Number Cruncher'  (CFO)
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Nick C. is a sixth semester Biomedical Engineering student at UConn.  He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and camping.  This affinity for fresh air may be the result of him spending the entire academic year indoors crouched over his laptop.
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Nick C. is a seventh semester Biomedical Engineering student at UConn.  He enjoys skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and camping.  This affinity for fresh air may be an attempt to compensate for spending the entire academic year indoors hunched over his laptop.
*'''John Boak''':  'Faithful Scribe'  (SEC)
*'''John Boak''':  'Faithful Scribe'  (SEC)
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John is a Junior, majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Uconn. Hobbies include Singing, reading, hiking, playing video games and writing.  Needless to say, he is a walking contradiction.
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John is a Senior, majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Uconn. Hobbies include Singing, reading, hiking, playing video games and writing.  Needless to say, he is a walking contradiction.
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Katie is Sophmore studying Molecular and Cell Biology at UConn. She really likes fish.
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Katie is Junior studying Molecular and Cell Biology at UConn.
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*'''Parker Sulkowski''':
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*'''Parker Sulkowski''': 'Hardy Boy'
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Parker picks things up and puts them down.
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A senior majoring in MCB minoring in chemistry and looking forward to graduate school.
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*'''Kristen Hughes''':
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*'''Kristen Hughes''': 'Kiki'
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Kristen is studying Molecular and Cell Biology at UConn.
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Kristen Hughes is a 4th year MCB major with an interest in genetics. She has been doing research in a lab for 1.5 years and is one of the original UConn iGEM members.
*'''Heather Jones''':
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Heather is a fourth semester student studying at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and an active member of the UConn Women's Club Soccer Team.
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Heather is a fifth semester student studying at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and an active member of the UConn Women's Club Soccer Team.
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*'''Tom Bachant''':
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Tom is a senior studying Biomedical Engineering.  He is a well accomplished app developer who worked on the popular iOS applications 'iHusky' and 'Sobrio'.
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Image: UConn_Team_member_7.png|Kristen Hughes
Image: UConn_Team_member_7.png|Kristen Hughes
Image: Heather_Jones.png|Heather Jones
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Image: Tom_Bachant.jpg|Tom Bachant
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Image: UConn_advior_1.png| Laura Hall (Grad)
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Image: SarahMitchell.png| Sarah Trusiak Mitchell (Grad)
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Image: Bri.png| Brianna Flynn (Grad)
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== '''What we did''' ==
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'''Sponsors''':
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Image:CAGT.png | Center for Applied Genetics and Technology
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Image:Engineering.png| UConn School of Engineering
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Image: Provost.png| UConn Office of the Provost
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Image:MCB.png| UConn Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
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'''Special Thanks'''
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*'''Dr. Linda Strausbaugh''': Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology; Head of the Center for Applied Genetics and Technology
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Dr. Strausbaugh's support has meant the world to us. She allowed us to use the CAGT facilities and gave us the money to register for iGEM. Without her belief in us we never would have made it to where we are today.
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*'''Dr. Ben Carone''': University of Massachusetts - Amherst
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For teaching us everything we know about yeast transformation. And for providing us with the yeast and several transformation materials
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*'''Dr. Judy Brown''': Assistant Professor in Residence Co-Director, UConn Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell and Chromosome Core University of Connecticut
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For helping us, especially  when we were completely lost.
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== '''What we did''' ==
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We formed a team. A bunch of misfits from different majors across the university decided to come together and form UConn’s first iGEM team. We had no idea what we were doing most of the way but somehow we put it all together and UConn iGEM was born. We had some hiccups and roadblocks and stumps and detours and bamboozles and curve balls but we made it work and came out better on the other side.
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== '''Where we're from''' ==
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For now our main goal for this year is to make sure that the next generation of iGEMers will be more prepared for the tasks and demands of the competition. (And hopefully avoid some of the pitfalls that we had this year) By next year you can expect UConn iGEM to be a force to be reckoned with at the Jamboree.

Latest revision as of 04:02, 4 October 2012


Home Team Official Team Profile Project Parts Submitted to the Registry Notebook Safety Attributions


Who we are



Advisors:


  • Rachel O'Neil: Faculty Advisor

Dr. O'Neill's research in genomics involves several large-scale sequencing projects to map and compare large genomes – such as humans, the tammar wallaby and deer mice – and to learn more about how they function. She is particularly interested in the centromere – the part of the chromosome that is essential for cell division. The centromere has not been sequenced yet, even for humans. She calls it "uncharted territory" that could yield answers about human health and disease.

She is also the best faculty advisor we could have asked for.

  • Laura Hall: Grad Advisor

Laura is a PhD student in genetics and genomics and is getting ready to graduate. She can't wait to find a job and move to San Diego.

  • Sarah Mitchell: Grad Advisor

PhD student in Genetics and Genomics.

  • Brianna Flynn: Grad Advisor

PhD student in Genetics and Genomics.


Undergrads:


  • Nicholas Jannetty: 'Fearless Leader' (COO)

Nick J. is a Senior studying Biomedical Engineering. He was the first student at UConn to take interest in iGEM and his hours of dedication and effort are the foundation that formed the team.

  • Alex Byer-Alcorace: 'Consigliere' (VP)

Alex is studying Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Connecticut with a focus in Microbiology.

  • Nicholas Calistri: 'Number Cruncher' (CFO)

Nick C. is a seventh semester Biomedical Engineering student at UConn. He enjoys skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and camping. This affinity for fresh air may be an attempt to compensate for spending the entire academic year indoors hunched over his laptop.

  • John Boak: 'Faithful Scribe' (SEC)

John is a Senior, majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Uconn. Hobbies include Singing, reading, hiking, playing video games and writing. Needless to say, he is a walking contradiction.

  • Katie Ritz:

Katie is Junior studying Molecular and Cell Biology at UConn.

  • Parker Sulkowski: 'Hardy Boy'

A senior majoring in MCB minoring in chemistry and looking forward to graduate school.

  • Kristen Hughes: 'Kiki'

Kristen Hughes is a 4th year MCB major with an interest in genetics. She has been doing research in a lab for 1.5 years and is one of the original UConn iGEM members.

  • Heather Jones:

Heather is a fifth semester student studying at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and an active member of the UConn Women's Club Soccer Team.

  • Tom Bachant:

Tom is a senior studying Biomedical Engineering. He is a well accomplished app developer who worked on the popular iOS applications 'iHusky' and 'Sobrio'.

Sponsors:


Special Thanks


  • Dr. Linda Strausbaugh: Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology; Head of the Center for Applied Genetics and Technology

Dr. Strausbaugh's support has meant the world to us. She allowed us to use the CAGT facilities and gave us the money to register for iGEM. Without her belief in us we never would have made it to where we are today.

  • Dr. Ben Carone: University of Massachusetts - Amherst

For teaching us everything we know about yeast transformation. And for providing us with the yeast and several transformation materials

  • Dr. Judy Brown: Assistant Professor in Residence Co-Director, UConn Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell and Chromosome Core University of Connecticut

For helping us, especially when we were completely lost.

What we did

We formed a team. A bunch of misfits from different majors across the university decided to come together and form UConn’s first iGEM team. We had no idea what we were doing most of the way but somehow we put it all together and UConn iGEM was born. We had some hiccups and roadblocks and stumps and detours and bamboozles and curve balls but we made it work and came out better on the other side.

For now our main goal for this year is to make sure that the next generation of iGEMers will be more prepared for the tasks and demands of the competition. (And hopefully avoid some of the pitfalls that we had this year) By next year you can expect UConn iGEM to be a force to be reckoned with at the Jamboree.