Team:Utah State/Team


Ryan Putman: Ryan is entering his junior year in Biological Engineering at Utah State University. Ryan is involved with various synthetic biology projects when not working on iGEM. He is the president of Utah State's IBE student chapter and is the national IBE undergraduate rep. His hobbies include basketball and tennis.

Neal Hengge: Neal will be a senior in Biological Engineering at Utah State. He has worked on the production of acetone, butanol, and ethanol from Clostridium as other research projects during his time at USU. Neal enjoys watching and playing all sports as well as practicing his cello. Neal is looking to attend graduate school next fall.

Charles Barentine: Charles is a junior in Biological Engineering. Charles spends his free time camping, rock climbing, and snowboarding with friends.

Andrea Halling: Andrea is entering her junior year at Utah State in Biological Engineering. She has been involved with the Engineers Without Borders program, which included traveling to Mexico to do volunteer work for disadvantaged communities. Outside of lab she enjoys playing lacrosse.

Tyler Gladwin: Tyler is an undergraduate sophomore student at Utah State and is a first time iGEM team member. He is involved in research in the Metabolic Engineering lab at USU dealing with the production of various proteins and novel compounds.

Kathleen Miller: Kathleen is entering her senior year at Logan High School. She enjoys skiing and playing golf.

Asif Rahman: Asif is the graduate adviser for this year’s iGEM team. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in Biological Engineering at Utah State University. His area of study is secretion based recovery of bioplastic from recombinant E.coli and scale-up of the process. Asif is from Auckland, New Zealand. Outside of the lab Asif plays cricket, tennis, swimming, and soccer. He also enjoys traveling.

Dr. Charles Miller is the faculty adviser for this year's Utah State iGEM team.