Neil C. Dalvie
Neil is an undergraduate chemical engineer in his senior year at Northwestern University. He conducts research with Professor Josh Leonard, focusing on synthetic biology and microbial metabolic engineering. He hopes to pursue this interest in graduate school, and ultimately get a job somewhere that uses microbes to make useful things. Neil is from San Diego, and has not quite adjusted the Chicago winters. Despite the predisposition to warm weather, he maintains loyal fandom to the Green Bay Packers. On free weekends, Neil is an avid backpacker, and also enjoys surfing and skiing. He enjoys appreciating science in nature, and arriving at elegant solutions in lab.