Courses and Educational Material
I am the founder of the Virginia Genetically Engineered Machine Team, a synthetic biology research group of undergraduate students at the University of Virginia, which competes in MIT's international Genetically Engineered Machines competition. In 2007, I directed the inaugural VGEM Team. I served as an advisor to the 2008 VGEM Team and directed the first introductory synthetic biology course at UVA, which I created as part of my undergraduate thesis. In 2009, I founded the first iGEM team at Virginia Commonwealth University and developed materials for a new an introductory synthetic biology course at VCU with my advisor. I am one of the advisors to the 2010 Virginia United iGEM team, a regional, multi-institutional synthetic biology research group.