Michael Valipour

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BioBlaze Director and Project Leader (South Elgin, USA)

After receiving my bachelors in bio a year ago, my professor Dr. Sarah Ware and I started a community biolab in the west suburbs of Chicago. We have grown a lot in the last year, not only in materials and equipment, but in community and inspiration. We have had a lot of support and involvement from fellow researchers around the world and from the lay community around us. We have built a family spirit at BioBlaze Labs. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and learning from my team of high school and undergrads as we work on identifying genes and novel protein to protein interactions in the JCVI genome. I love citizen science and am currently in a position you were once in: study medicine next or continue with biology.....