Veronica Zepeda

This is Veronica's second year working with the UCSF iGEM team! She previously was a graduate student in the Cate Lab at UC Berkeley and graduated in May 2011. She is having a lot of fun learning about the field of Synthetic Biology.


Wendell Lim
Wendell has had a lab at UCSF for over 15 years and has been an adviser to the UCSF team since it started in 2007. He enjoys working with bright, open-minded young scientists and seeing their ideas develop into scientific projects.

Connie Lee
Connie is the Associate Director for the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology. She is a cell biologist by training and has spent the last 11 years working as a scientific editor, most recently as Deputy Editor at Cell. She enjoys being back in an academic environment and interacting with the iGEM team throughout the summer.

Stephen Wakulchik
Stephen is a Teach for America corps Member teaching biology and physics at Dewey Academy in Oakland, CA. He is joining the UCSF iGEM team through an IISME teaching fellowship. Stephen, or “Waka” as he’s fondly referred to by his students, loves genetic engineering and is excited to help the team manifest their own biological mastery.