Student team spotlight: Brown-Stanford IGEM Team

IGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) is an international competition for undergraduates from the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa, who spend approximately one year creating biological systems with a set of standardized parts.

This past weekend, the combined Brown-Stanford IGEM team completely owned the annual competition, placing in the top 16 out of the 190 teams competing. It gets better—they were the only US team out of the four competing to place in the top 16, beating out schools like MIT, Berkeley, Yale, and Harvard. We had the chance to chat with Julia Borden ’14, a member of the IGEM team, and ask her a few questions. Continue Reading