David Lee Lancaster

From 2008.igem.org

David was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to some really awesome parents. Seriously. The best. He grew up around Calgary and graduated high school in a very small community outside of town called Crossfield. A four year break later, David returned to Calgary to earn his undergraduate degree in cellular, molecular, microbial biology. During his time at the University of Calgary, David worked under Dr. Douglas Storey investigating quorum sensing in Psuedomonas aeruginosa in relation to virulence.

David moved north after his first degree to begin working under the direction of Dr. Richard Rachubinski. His project is focused upon prion behavior in budding yeast. Specifically the identification and characterization of novel prions in yeast, along with an investigation of possible cofactors in prion formation, progagation and regulation. With only a few years left in his PhD, David is having more fun than ever.

David's interest in iGEM began with hearing about last years projects and a little bit of free time that he really wanted to occupy better than just playing a lot of video games. Although video games are fun...