Luke is a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge pursuing his MSc. Biochemistry. He also completed his BSc. Biochemistry at the University of Lethbridge. He has a keen interest in synthetic biology and molecular biology. Beyond mentoring in iGEM, Luke also participates in research, exploring the role of non-coding RNAs in Alzheimer’s disease as well as RNA sequencing using Oxford Nanopore Technologies. Luke signed up to be a geekStarter mentor because he highly enjoys STEM outreach and education and believes biotechnology will become a major contributor to the Alberta economy in coming years.
“I am very passionate about new discoveries in science and enjoy being in the presence of hard-working scientists. GeekStarter is a leader in STEM outreach in Alberta. Being able to take part in the development of Alberta’s scientific sector and its partnering with industry gives me great excitement. I am very grateful to be a mentor this year and look forward to witnessing everyone’s success as they further develop their passions”.