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Washington University - Penn State iGEM

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Project Overview

Washington University and Penn State iGEM

Last Year

Learn from history

Mission Statement

The goal in a sentence

Nitrogen Project

Ain't broke, but we got to fix it

The Big Picture

Why did we do this?

Materials and Methods

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.


Explaining the results



  • Jessica O'Callaghan

    Chemical Engineering

    Penn State

  • Laura

    Laura Beebe

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Penn State

  • Blake Actkinson

    Blake Actkinson

    Biomedical Engineering

    Washington University in St. Louis

  • Charlotte

    Charlotte Bourg

    Biochemistry and Spanish

    Washington University in St. Louis

  • David Ayeke

    Computer Engineering

    Washington University in St. Louis

  • Mike Toomey

    Biomedical Engineering

    Washington University in St. Louis

  • Caroline Focht

    - 2014 iGEM Team Member

    Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Washington University in St. Louis

  • Be Part
    Of Our



Our team worked closely with Vanderbilt University’s iGEM team over the summer to help them troubleshoot issues they had been having regarding a promoter and to come up with questions to ask our panel. Read more here

Help Us Out?

Washington University in St. Louis genetic engineering panel Hey iGEM teams! Here at Wash U we’re planning a panel on genetic engineering to be held in the fall for the Wash U community. We’re hoping to address some gray areas of synthetic biology and genetic engineering in agriculture, from safety and regulation to ethics and implications. We’re still finalizing our panelists, but hope to have experts from Monsanto and the Danforth Plant Science Center. We’re also in touch with some Wash U professors from the biology, philosophy, and anthropology departments. We plan to start off the discussion with our own questions before opening it up to the audience. We’ve come up with a list of questions, but would love to get the input of some other iGEM teams. If you have questions you think would start interesting discussion at the panel, we’d love to hear them! Email us at Best, Wash U iGEM

Our Amazing P.I's

The people that made it all possible

Tae Seok Moon

Faculty Advisor - Washington University

Fuzhong Zhang

Faculty Advisor - Washington University

Costas Maranas

Faculty Advisor - Pennsylvania State University

Cheryl Immethun

Washington University iGEM Advisor

Thomas Mueller

Penn State iGEM Advisor

Andrea Balassy

Washington University iGEM Advisor

Carlos Barba

Washington University iGEM Advisor

Yi Xiao

Washington University iGEM Advisor

Ray Henson

Washington University iGEM Advisor

Young Je Lee

Washington University iGEM Advisor

Contact Us

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