Biography

Constantine Tzouanas is a junior at Rice University, majoring in Bioengineering and minoring in Neuroscience. He is interested in how higher-level functionality of biological systems arises from the properties of individual system components. As an intern with the Shalek lab in summer 2017, he worked on platforms for capturing single-cell metadata contemporaneously with the transcriptome; he will return in summer 2018. As an undergrad at Rice, he received the Goldwater Scholarship and works in the lab of Dr. Jacob Robinson, developing resealable microfluidic devices for precise, high-throughput thermal stimulation of in vivo and in vitro biological samples. Outside of lab, Constantine enjoys running, ultimate frisbee, and board games. As mildly interesting trivia facts, his current favorite upbeat indie band is Saint Motel, and his childhood dream job was to become a skyscraper architect.