Top Row: John Lam, Kellie Roth, and Mathew Steinberg

Bottom Row: Anneke Power, Rowan Nelson, Kiersten Sparks, and Maya Livini

2020-2021 Biochemistry Club Officers
John Lam - President
Hello! I am John Lam, a third year Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major with an option in Advanced Molecular Biology. I am originally from Denver, Colorado where I was born and raised. I do not have a career path set in stone as of yet, though I am open to whatever life has to offer. When I am not studying, I enjoy tending to my many plants, eating, and playing games. (
Kellie Roth - Vice President
Hello, I am Kellie Roth and I am a third year studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with an option in Advanced Molecular Biology. I currently plan on attending pharmacy school to pursue research in pharmacology, however my interests change quite often. In my free time, I enjoy going to the coast, taking pictures and spending time with friends. (
Maya Livni (she/her) - Outreach Committee Chair
Hi, I’m Maya and I am a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a Pre-Med option. Currently, I am involved with microbiome research, volunteer at the Multiple Sclerosis clinic, and I am an active member of the Honors College Student Association. After I graduate from OSU I hope to attend medical school. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, painting, and making smoothies. (
Kiersten Sparks - Academic Committee Chair
I am a fourth-year Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) major with a minor in chemistry. I am currently a Supplemental Instruction Leader and support the general biology series here at OSU. After graduation I plan to apply to a Masters in Education program and pursue a career in science education! (
Mathew Steinberg - Operations Manager
Hello! My name is Mathew Steinberg and I am the Operations Manager for the Biochemistry Club. I am a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major with an option in Pre-medicine and I am currently in my third year. Once I graduate I plan on going to pharmacy school to become a pharmacist. (
Anneke Power - Professional Development Committee Chair
I am a third year BMB major with an option in advanced molecular biology and a double minor in chemistry and microbiology. Post undergrad I plan on pursuing a masters and then hopefully a PhD abroad focusing on biopharmaceutical research. This fall I am looking forward to continuing undergraduate research in Dr. Indra's lab in the school of pharmacy. I also love being able to travel and meet a variety of new people as well as continue to ride completivily in hunter and jumper competitions throughout the US and Canada. (
Rowan Nelson - Social Committee Chair
I'm Rowan Nelson, a Senior in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program. I'm currently pursuing a minor in Computer Science and Japanese. Besides academics, I enjoy painting/drawing in my free time. Over the past couple of years, Biochemistry Club has served as a great place for me to get help, get involved and meet all sorts of people in the major, or with similar interests. Even in times like these, I want to strive to keep people connected and plan activities that can be enjoyed from anywhere! (

All undergraduate majors are encouraged to participate in the Biochemistry Club. Activities include social events each quarter at a faculty member's house, a fall picnic, chances to meet with visiting scientists, talks by local faculty, and numerous outreach activities.

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