PBG Leadership Team

Caiyue Xu
Co-President
Caiyue is a sixth year Ph.D. candidate in the Cell & Molecular Biology program. Her research focuses on aging-regulating proteins and aging-related diseases. Before Penn, she graduated from Peking University, China with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. With a strong interest in business, she has participated in PBG as team member and project manager since 2016. She is very excited to serve as a PBG Co-President next year to facilitate career development of PBG members.
Debopreeti Mukherjee
Co-President
Debopreeti is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the Chemistry Department at Penn. She studies the dynamics of protein folding. Before Penn, she received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from Presidency College, Kolkata, and her M.S. in Chemical Sciences from JNCASR, Bangalore, India. She has been actively involved with PBG for the last two years across different roles and has found the PBG projects to be very helpful for her professional development. She is very excited to serve as a Co-President this year and looks forward to helping PBG members with their career development.
Jennifer Jarboe
Co-President
Jenny is a second year MBA student at Wharton, where she is majoring in Health Care Management. Prior to Wharton, Jenny studied biochemistry at the University of Richmond and worked at Deloitte Consulting – working with both public sector health care clients and biopharmaceutical clients. She has a passion for helping scientists learn to consult and get the skills needed to explore careers outside the lab. She has been Director of five projects and is very excited to be one of the PBG Co-presidents for next year to continue her involvement with the organization.
Ananth Srinivasan
VP of Consulting

Ananth is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the Biology Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His research is focused on the molecular mechanisms of aging and its impact on neurodegeneration. Before coming to Penn, he received a B.S. in Molecular Biology and B.A. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been with PBG since 2016 and is excited to continue working with PBG as the VP of Consulting.

Linlin Yang
VP of Business Development
Linlin is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry. Her research is focused on design and synthesis of caged oligonucleotide probes applied in transcriptome analysis and gene expression modulation. She has completed four projects in PBG as a team member, project manager and director. As VP of Business Development, she is looking forward to connecting with our clients and bringing in exciting projects for the incoming year.
Marco Carpenter
VP of Career Development
Marco is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in Pharmacology at the Perelman School of Medicine. He is currently in the lab of Dr. Elizabeth Heller, and his focus is using CRISPR-mediated gene targeting to delineate the molecular underpinnings of neuropsychiatric disease. He has completed one PBG project as a team member, and he is excited to continue participating in upcoming projects. As VP of Career Development, he looks forward to facilitating connections and providing resources to prepare our members for careers in consulting.
Rizwan Saffie
VP of Communications
Rizwan is a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Cancer Biology program at the Perelman School of Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Dickinson College. Currently, he is working to understand how cancer cells regulate the amount and thus function of important cellular proteins. He is interested in a career in management consulting and has worked on two PBG projects. As part of the PBG leadership team, he looks forward to connecting PBG members with relevant career development resources.
Hong Xie
VP of Operations
Hong is a fifth year Ph.D. student in Cancer Biology program at the Perelman School of Medicine. He received his MBBS degree from Peking University Medical School. His current studies in lab focus on how cancer cells change their ways of using energy, and how we can utilize these adaptations against cancer cell growth. He has worked with PBG for a year as both a team member and project manager. He is interested in pursuing management consulting as my career after graduation and looks forward to contributing to PBG E-board as VP of Operation this year.
Chris Yi
VP of Social
Chris is a second year master's student pursuing a dual degree in Computer Information Technology and Bioengineering. Chris is passionate about using his technical background to help businesses solve their complex problems, from launching a new product to improving efficiency. To Chris, PBG provides a strong platform for both professional and personal growth, and he's excited to serve on the board in the coming year. Outside of school, you can find Chris planning his next big trip using his points and miles.
Eric Babiash
VP of Alumni Relations
Eric received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. He is currently a Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Post Doctoral Research associate investigating structural and biological function of RNA protein complexes for transcription processing and regulation central to several neuro-degenerative diseases. Before becoming the Vice President of Alumni Relations, Eric worked with several PBG projects. He is bringing both those business skills and passion for biomedical discovery into the biotech-pharmaceutical space, and is eager to connect the great talents of current and past PBG members.
Luke Johnson
VP of Knowledge Management
Luke is third year Ph.D. candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Penn. His research is focused on using computational tools to study heterogeneous catalytic processes. He obtained a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Youngstown State University. He is excited to continue gaining more programming/database experience through coordinating member staffing of projects in PBG. He plans to integrate more advanced tools into the PBG platform and website that automates tasks for the group, and to ensure transparency with both the staffing process and updating older software to more user-friendly programming languages.
Parker Wright
VP of Finance

Parker is a second year MBA student at Wharton in the school's Healthcare Management program. Prior to enrolling at Wharton, Parker spent two years in healthcare investment banking and four years in corporate strategy roles at MedAssets (nka Vizient), a company offering supply chain and revenue cycle services to hospitals. Parker completed a summer internship at The Boston Consulting Group in between his first and second years at Wharton.