Meet the Team!

Zoe Goldberger


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 Ng


Solar-A Team Lead

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

VP Design

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

VP External

Micro-Na Team Lead

Lan Anh is VP External of BioDesign this year, and a co-Team Lead for Micro-Na. 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 Gedik

VP Finance

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.

Charlotte Volk

VP Communications

Team Lead: Mosquito Repellent

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 Mosquito Repellent project this year.

Charlotte is a U3.5 Bioengineering student interested in computational biology, immunology, and oncology. In her free time, she loves to figure skate, read, and crochet.

Toufic Jrab

VP Internal

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.

Karim Mustafa

VP Outreach

Karim is the VP Outreach for BioDesign this year. His responsibilities include reaching out to high schools and CEGEPs, as well as organizing and hosting outreach events.

Karim is a U2 bioengineering student who loves to play the piano, watch anime, read and be outdoors!

Charlotte Keller

VP Social

Charlotte is the BioDesign VP Social, and is responsible for organising social events.

Charlotte is a U2 Biochemistry student from Belgium who moved to Montreal last year. She can’t wait to meet everyone at the next social event!

Emma Wong

Team Lead: Mosquito Repellent

Emma is a Co-Team Lead for Mangrove Leaf Insect Repellant, 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.

Zahra Panju

Team Lead: Micro-Na

Zahra is a co-Team Lead for Micro-Na, where she leads the team in the creation of a hydrogel microneedle patch.

Zahra is a U3 Chemical Engineering student who loves to play tennis, cook, and read.

Marion Vandewynckele

Team Lead: Micro-Na

As the MicroNa co-lead, Marion's role is to lead her team towards achieving a microneedle patch for low sodium detection (hyponatremia); it's a lot of exciting lab work, communication and organization!

Marion is a U3 bioengineering student who is a lover of the outdoors, whether it be backcountry skiing, road biking, camping, hiking, bike packing, sailing, etc. She is also a fan of playing the guitar in her free time!

Rus Trana

Team Lead: Ovarian Cancer LFA

Rus is the co-team lead of the Ovarian Cancer LFA 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.

Pew Dey

Team Lead: Ovarian Cancer LFA

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 Chuang

Sci-tech Editor

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.

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