Dr. Karmella A. Haynes, Ph.D.
Ira A. Fulton School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Biosketch: Online at SciENcv
E-mail: karmella.haynes at asu dot edu
Bio: Karmella Haynes is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Arizona State University. She earned her Ph.D. studying epigenetics and chromatin in Drosophila at Washington University, St. Louis. Postdoctoral fellowships at Davidson College and Harvard Medical School introduced her to synthetic biology. Today, her research aims to identify how the intrinsic properties of chromatin, the DNA-protein structure that packages eukaryotic genes, can be used to control cell development in tissues. Her HHMI postdoctoral fellowship project on bacterial computers was recognized as “Publication of the Year” in 2008 by the Journal of Biological Engineering. As an assistant professor at ASU, Dr. Haynes received an NIH Young Faculty Award (K01) and a Arizona Biomedical Early Stage Investigator Award (AZ ESI). She is currently a Councilor of the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC), a SynBioLEAP alum, and Advisor and Judge Emeritus for the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition. She is a two-time featured guest on PRI’s Science Friday.
Cassandra Barrett, B.S.
Ph.D. student, Biological Design c/o 2019
Dean’s Fellow (2015)
Cassandra is from Lawrence, KS, USA.
Stefan Tekel, B.S.
Ph.D. student, Biological Design c/o 2017
Stefan is from VA, USA.
Daniel Vargas, B.S.
Ph.D. student, Biological Design c/o 2018
BRIDGE Fellow (2014-2016)
Daniel is from Mesa, AZ, USA.
Fatima Hamna, B.S.
M.S. student, Biomedical Engineering c/o 2019
Fullbright Fellow (2017-2019), MORE Fellow (2018)
Hamna is from Karachi, Pakistan.
Luis Sanchez De La Vega Covarrubias
Undergrad researcher; Genetics, Cell, and Developmental Biology c/o 2021
Barrett Honors College
Luis is from San Luis Rio Colorado, SON, Mexico
Undergrad researcher; Biomedical Eng. c/o 2019
FURI Fellow (2017, 2018), iGEM (2017)
Christina is from Scottsdale, AZ, USA.
Undergrad researcher; Molecular Biosci. and Biotech. c/o 2020
Barrett Honors College, WAESO Fellow (2018)
Cassidy is from Gilbert, AZ, USA.
Undergrad researcher; Computer Science c/o 2018
Barrett Honors College, FURI Fellow (2016), iGEM (2016)
Jiaqi is from Peoria, AZ, USA.
PhD Rotation Students, Spring 2018
None this semester
MS Applied Project Students, Summer 2018
None this semester
Undergraduate Volunteers, Summer 2018
None this semester
Alumni & Past Members
Rene Daer – PhD 2017 Biological Design, ARCS Scholar
Ernesto Luna – BS 2017, School of Molecular Sciences, iGEM (2016)
David Nyer – Research Technician (2014 – 2017); Research Associate at Caribou Biosciences
Jimmy Xu – BS 2017 Biomedical Eng., Barrett Honors College, Flinn Fellow (2014), FURI Fellow (2016), iGEM (2016)
David Barclay – BS 2016 Biomedical Eng., Barrett Honors, FURI Fellow; Research Intern at Harvard Medical School
Brady Dennison – BS (pending) Biology, FURI Fellow, iGEM 2016
Brittany Flores – BS (pending) Biomedical Eng., WAESO Fellow, iGEM 2016
Theodore Kyriacou – BS (pending) Biomedical Eng., FURI Fellow
Baylee Murphy – BS 2016 Biomedical Eng., Synberc Scholar
Chuquan Shang – MS (non-thesis) Biomedical Eng.
Jan Simper – BS 2016 Biomedical Eng., Barrett Honors, FURI Fellow, TGen Helios Scholar; IRTA Post-Baccalaureate Fellow at the NIH
David Tze – BS 2016 Biomedical Eng., FURI Fellow; Clinical Research Coordinator at the Southwest Kidney Institute
Cameron L. Gardner – BS 2015, Barrett Honors, Finance & Biomedical Eng., FURI Fellow; PhD student at Dartmouth
Ryan Muller – BS 2015 (SOLS), Barrett Honors, Biochem. and Mol. Biol., SOLUR Fellow; PhD student at UC Berkeley
Alexander Ellingson – MS (non-thesis), Biomedical Eng.
Behzad Damadzadeh – MS 2014, Biomedical Eng.
Matsemela “Zazu” Maloi – BS 2015, Synberc Scholar
Hiram Rivera-Passapera – BS 2014, Synberc Scholar; Student at SUNY Upstate Medical University
Caroline Hom – BS 2013, Biomedical Eng., FURI Fellow; Senior Post-Market Quality Engineer at Stryker
Amanda Ispas – BS, Biomedical Eng., FURI Fellow
Brady Laughlin – BS, Biomedical Eng., Barrett Honors, FURI Fellow, TGen Helios Scholar
David Dreher – MS (non-thesis), Biomedical Eng.; PhD student at ETH Zurich
Wesley Houston – MS (non-thesis), Biomedical Eng.
Vi Nguyen – MS (non-thesis), Biomedical Eng.; PhD student at ASU
Derek Sanchez – MS (non-thesis), Biomedical Eng. c/o 2013