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Samir Akre

Undergraduate in Biomedical Engineering

About Me

My name is Samir Akre, and I am currently a Senior at UC Davis studying Biomedical Engineering, involved in research, entrepreneurship, and a self taught web developer. I've been part of research studying atherosclerosis, infant gut microbiology, and synthetic biology (genetic engineering) at the Passerini Lab, Mills Lab, and UC Davis iGEM 2016 team respectively. I've recently been playing with microcontrollers like the Arduino and IoT devices like the Raspberry Pi and Intel Joule.

Beyond research my primary projects are the startups Maia Health and Leuco Life, for which I am the technology lead of both.

Presentation Posters
Undergraduate Research Conference 2017 - Poster
iGEM International Competition 2016 - Poster
Undergraduate Research Conference 2016 - Poster

    • Maia Health Co-Founder and CTO September 2016 - Present
    • Health Tech startup focused on helping chronically ill children transition from pediatric to adult healthcare
    • Grand Prize winner at Ashoka Youth Changemakers competition
    • Presenters at Youth Tech Health conference, Standford Medicine X, and Apps4Change
    • Semi Finalists at UC Davis Big Bang business competition
    • Website:
    • Lumo Bodytech Algorithm Development Intern: June 2017 - September 2017
    • Aided in development of algorithms to differentiate correct versus incorrect form (and what type of incorrect form) for squats, lunges, and pushups
    • Lumo's Site:

    • Passerini Lab Undergraduate Research: September 2015 - Present
    • Biomedical Engineering lab studying Atherosclerosis
    • Conducted human cell culturing, ELISA assays, flow-cytometry, microfluidic device design, and data analysis in python
    • Labs Website:
    • Bioinformatic Analyst and Script Writer: January 2017- Present
    • I have been writing scripts to help in the analysis of whole metagenomic sampling and small applications to help the labs workflow.
    • I presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference in May 2017 the poster is here
    • Mill's Lab Site:

    • Mills Lab Undergraduate Research: January 2015 - January 2017
    • Microbiology lab studying infant gut microbiomes
    • Designed and impleneted a software to analyse metadata from sensors in python and created website
    • Presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference 2016, the poster is here
    • Labs Website:
    • Engineering Physics Tutor at UC Davis SASC: April 2016- February 2017
    • I tutor college level general physics for engineering and biology students
    • Topics range from basic Newtonian physics to electromagnetism
    • Organization site:

    • UC Davis iGEM Team Member: March 2016 - November 2016
    • With 4 other team members and advice from several professors designed a project for the internatioal Genetically Engineered Machines competition by genetically modifying E. Coli and Bacillus Subtilis
    • Findings were presented at the iGem Jamboree in Boston, our poster is here
      • Designed a small web app to help teams collaborate called igem match
      • iGemMatch Site
      • Code at: Github
    • Our teams Wiki:
    • Coordinator of Logistics for UCDPHSA: November 2014- October 2015
    • I helped organize, purchase, and serve food to thousands of attendees of the 2015 UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health professions conference.
    • With a team of 7 interns under us, my partner and I coordinated the feeding of around $300,000 worth of food to 10,000 people over 2 days.
    • UCPHSA Site:

Projects and Sites

iGEM Match

A CakePHP Webapp designed to help genetic engineering teams create scientific collaborations. Has around 50 colleges internationally registered.

Maia Health

A website I developed for our healthcare startup Maia

iGEM Wiki

The 2016 UC Davis iGEM Team wikipedia page I designed for our competition

UC Davis R.I.V.E.R Clinic

A small wordpress site designed for a R.I.V.E.R Clinic at UC Davis to display updates and blogging


A website I designed for the Baby Associated Built Environment Microbiome project.


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Test run html,css, and javascript code