TCB Hands-on Workshop in Chicago
Participant Profile

There were twenty participants in the workshop. Participants applied for a seat, and were selected from a pool of 107 applicants.

The average profile of a participant was a life sciences graduate student pursuing a doctorate at a university in the United States.  About a third of participants were already in possession of a doctorate.  Overall the group was internationally diverse, with varying backgrounds in biology, chemistry, and physics.  A distribution of education is provided in Table 1 and of affiliation in Table 2.


Current Educational Standing Number
Undergraduate 5
Masters/Graduate Student 7
Doctorate 6
Licenciate 2

Table 1: Breakdown of participants and their current educational standing.

Affiliation Number
Education 19
Government 1

Table 2: Distribution of types of participant work locations.


Name Affiliation Highest Degree Citizenship
Robert Bryce University of Alberta MSc. Canada
Christohper Calderon Purdue/Princeton BS USA
Julio Cordero University of Virginia Licenciate in Biology (UCV)  Venezuela
Naranbaatar Dashdorj Purdue University MS Mongolia
Laura Domínguez-Dueñas Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México BS México
Assaf Ganoth Tel-Aviv University MSc. Israel
Alexander Karpikov Yale University PhD Russia
Chien-Tsun Kuan Duke University Medical Center PhD USA
Pick-Wei Lau University of Arizona BS Malaysia
Chunhui Li Northwestern University MS China
Arpita Mitra Washington University  MS India
Ersin Emre Oren University of Washington PhD Turkey
Reid Ormseth Air Force Research Laboratory BS USA
Deepangi Pandit New Jersey Institute of Technology MS India
Sheldon Park University of Pennsylvania PhD USA
Vojislava Pophristic University of the Sciences in Philadelphia PhD USA
Andrew Shih University of Pennsylvania BSE USA
Arne Strand Howard Hughes Medical Institute (UTSW) MS USA
Valeria Vasquez University of Virginia Licenciate in Biology Venezuela
Sharon Weldon Illinois State University PhD USA