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Ramsey Smith

Ramsey is currently in his senior year pursuing a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Ramsey both plays a role in the computational and experimental subgroups of CSU BIOMOD. He enjoys playing guitar, hiking, and watching sports.

Secretary Staff


Xandria Amash

Xandria is a junior in CSU’s Chemical and Biological Engineering program. She works with the experimental side of Crystalline Entity and handles administrative tasks as the organization’s secretary. Xandria plays the violin, and is known to frequent chicken wing joints.

Web Designer


Alex Frickenstein

Alex is in his senior year of CSU’s Chemical and Biological Engineering bachelor’s degree program. He primarily develops the Crystalline Entity’s computational tools, and is also responsible for crafting both the website and video. Alex seeks to be a university professor, and works with Starwatcher Studios, a Fort Collins film society.



Vincent Braud

Junior in Chemical & Biological Engineering

I love to ski and snowboard.


Sehoo Park

Sophomore in Chemical & Biological Engineering

I travel only to eat.


Sasha Chappell 

Senior in High School

I love Marvel comics, and my favorite character is Deadpool.


Emily Ng

Sophomore in Chemistry

I was a 9lbs 3 oz baby born on Sept. 3rd (9/3).


Noah Beck

Sophomore in Biomedical and Chemical & Biological Engineering

Freelance bassoonist.


Zeus Alcon

Sophomore in Chemical & Biological Engineering

I sing Hoy es Domingo everyday of the week.


Sheridon Kelly

Sophomore in Chemistry and History

Not so distantly related to John F. Kennedy.

Graduate Student Mentors


Abby Ward

Through the Snow Lab, Abby is pursuing a PhD in chemistry. She has a passion for elucidating the power of protein structure and function. She hopes to inspire others through mentoring high school and undergraduate students. Outside of the lab, she enjoys hiking, live music, and black coffee.

 Principal Instructor


Dr. Chris Snow

Dr. Snow has been keen to build materials with atomic precision since the 90’s, but took a circuitous path to do so, stopping at Physical Chemistry and Biophysics before settling on Biological Nanotechnology.

The members of the CSU BIOMOD team would like to thank:

Dr. Christopher Snow for hosting the BIOMOD team and expertise in protein & DNA engineering

Thaddaus Huber and Ning Zhao for lab mentorship

Dr. Shing Ho for help with DNA purification

Mam with The Histone Source at CSU for protein expression

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As well as the generosity of the labs who have donated plasmids to asssist our project. We could not have got this far without your help!

Thank you to the sponsors of BIOMOD: