Meet the Team!
Zoe is our Co-President, and her responsibilities include overseeing the creation and development of the ongoing design projects as well as the club activities ranging from educational workshops to outreach with younger students.
Zoe is a U4 Bioengineering student who loves to eat good food and foster cats, and is always happy to answer questions about BioDesign!
Bernadette is a U4 Mechanical Engineering student, aspiring to help the projects in McGill Biodesign grow and succeed. As one of the co-presidents of the team, she looks forward to helping team members bring and guide their ideas to life.
When Bernadette isn't studying in MC-10 or McLennan, catch her at the Fitness Center deadlifting or training with her dragon boat team.
Young chae Han
As VP Design, Young chae is responsible for overseeing all the visual content for the BioDesign team, such as posters, logos, and merchandise.
Young chae is a U3 Bioengineering student and she is interested in wearable point-of-care devices and lab-on-a-chip technologies. In her spare time, she loves to draw, paint, and play badminton.
Lan Anh Huynh
Lan Anh is VP External of BioDesign this year. She is responsible for the external relations of the team and will help bring in sponsors and external opportunities. She is also organizing the BioCase competition.
Lan Anh is currently in U3 Bioengineering and is interested in the fields of biotechnology, specifically point-of-care and machine learning. During her spare time, she currently enjoys playing the violin, squash, and reading.
Tuna is this year's VP Finance of Biodesign. He's responsible for overseeing the finances of the club, including finding funding, accounting, and managing the budget.
Tuna was a member of the Energy Harvester subteam of Biodesign's Solar-A water filtration backpack project for the past two years. He loves skiing, playing tennis and team sports like soccer, reading about history and politics, volunteering, and acting.
Team Lead: Maneico
As VP Communications, Charlotte is responsible for organizing workshops, handling our social media pages and newsletter, and maintaining our website. She is also a co-team lead for the Maneico project this year.
Charlotte is a U3.5 Bioengineering student interested in computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and oncology. In her free time, she loves to figure skate, read, and crochet.
As VP Internal, Toufic’s responsibility is to manage recruitment and the internal affairs of BioDesign. This would mean assessing and coordinating with team leaders each research team’s needs as well as any other VP’s requested coordinators, or just developing general club events, meetings, and projects in tandem with his peers.
Currently in U1 Bioengineering, he loves learning about new biotechnical frontiers like wearable biosensors and exoskeletons. He is really into swimming, exploring, and meeting with friends.
Annie is the VP Outreach for BioDesign this year. Her responsibilities include reaching out to high schools and CEGEPs, as well as organizing and hosting outreach events.
Annie is a U1 software engineering student who is passionate about sustainability and loves to thrift.
Sammi is this semester's VP Social, responsible for organizing BioDesign's social events.
She is a U0 life sciences student who loves gaming, making playlists, and meeting new people!
Team Lead: Maneico (Fall)
Emma is a Co-Team Lead for Maneico in the Fall semester, and writes the BioDesign newsletter. She is currently in U2 Bioengineering, and is interested in the clinical applications of biotechnology and the electro-mechanical machinery of the heart.
Emma loves taking care of her plants, playing guitar, reading in the park, and surfing.
Team Lead: Maneico (Winter)
Taisei is a Co-Team Lead for Maneico in the winter semester.
He is a U2 Bioengineering student who loves to bake bread, play tennis, and co-host a hockey podcast.
Team Lead: Cervical Cancer Microfluidics
Rus is the co-team lead of the Cervical Cancer Microfluidics project this year.
Rus is a U2 Bioengineering student who enjoys hiking, cooking, taking care of his plants, and managing the engineering ice cream store.
Team Lead: Cervical Cancer Microfluidics
Pew is a team lead for the Cervical Cancer Microfluidics project, guiding her team towards the fabrication of a microfluidics-based platform to detect protein biomarkers relevant for the diagnosis of cervical cancer.
Pew is a U4 Bioengineering student interested in diagnostics and POC devices. In her spare time, she loves to travel, read, and watch reality TV shows and K-dramas.
Ian is the Sci-tech Editor for Biodesign. He reads over Biodesign pieces and competition documents, making sure they are simple enough for the average reader to understand.
Ian is a U1 Bioengineering student who likes to play around with stocks and chess in his free time.