PBG Leadership Team

Ben Bolnick

Ben Bolnick

Co-President

Ben Bolnick is a rising third-year law student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. His interests are in healthcare policy and administration and he is passionate about healthcare consulting. Before coming to Penn Law he did his masters in Mental Health Studies and worked at a psychiatric inpatient unit. He enjoys running, dancing, and just about every outdoor activity. He has served as a PBG Team Member and Project Manager and is excited to continue serving PBG as a co-president.

Chao Lin

Chao Lin

Co-President

Chao Lin is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department. His research focuses on synthesizing high-surface-area perovskite materials and understanding different metal-perovskite interactions. Chao has worked on five PBG projects. He has greatly enjoyed his experiences with PBG and he looks forward to serving PBG as a co-president.

Dania Malik

Dania Malik

Co-President

Dania Malik is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the Pharmacology Program. Her research focuses on using analytical techniques such as MS and NMR to understand how metabolic differences arise as a result of sleep and/or circadian disruption. Prior to coming to Penn, Dania received her B.S. in Biochemistry and Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from Stony Brook University. She has worked on several PBG projects as a team member, manager, and director. She looks forward to serving PBG as Co-President to maintain its high-level of standard and further its growth.

Kayla Barekat

Kayla Barekat

VP of Consulting

Kayla is a 5th year PhD candidate in the Pharmacology Graduate Group. Her thesis project investigates the mechanisms underlying NSAID-associated enteropathy. Prior to Penn, she graduated from University of California Irvine with a BS in Biological Sciences. Her extracurricular interests include world travel, outdoor adventures, wine tasting, and high fashion.

Iris Lee

Iris Lee

VP of Talent Management

Iris is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in the Bioengineering department. She is part of HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces Program in Biomedical Imaging and Informational Sciences and spent her first 1.5 years of graduate school at the Perelman School of Medicine taking pre-clinical courses. Her research focuses on imaging cell-based therapeutics (e.g. CAR T cells) for longitudinal monitoring of their trafficking, persistence, and function. Before coming to Penn, Iris received a B.S. in Chemical Biology from UC Berkeley and then worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for 2 years building “Human Physiome on a Chip.” She has greatly enjoyed her PBG experiences as a team member and a project manager, and she looks forward to making PBG a rewarding experience for other students and post-docs as a VP of Talent Management. In her free time, Iris loves to travel and enjoys eating junk food.

Bishwas Sharma

Bishwas Sharma

VP of Communications and Social

Bishwas is a rising 5th year graduate student in the Department of Biology. His research focuses on RNA modifications and its regulation under environmental stress in Arabidopsis. Bishwas has been involved in PBG for the past 3 years. Outside of school, Bishwas enjoys cooking, biking and traveling.

Trey A. Ronnebaum

Trey A. Ronnebaum

VP of Business Development

Dr. Trey A. Ronnebaum is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Ronnebaum’s research is focused on the molecular underpinnings of complex enzymatic reactions in natural product biosynthesis. Before coming to Penn, Dr. Ronnebaum received his B.S. in Chemistry from Bethel College (KS) and his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, Department of Chemistry, in Prof. Audrey Lamb’s laboratory. He has participated in PBG as a team member and project manager and plans to serve PBG in his role as VP of Business Development by re-connecting with previous clients and sourcing interesting projects with new clients.

Agrima Mahajan

Agrima Mahajan

VP of Finance

Agrima is a second year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she did her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and her masters thesis was on Women in STEM, both from Cornell University. She worked for six years in the Singapore Civil Service, crafting and implementing nation-wide policies at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, and Ministry of Social and Family Development. She has been involved with PBG since Fall 2019 and is excited to continue her involvement as VP of Finance. She enjoys science fiction and hopes to be as wise as Yoda 900 years from now.

Bahman Hooshdaran

Bahman Hooshdaran

VP of Career Development

Bahman is a 3rd year Post-Doctoral fellow at the Children Hospital of Philadelphia. His research is focused on cardiovascular diseases. Bahman received his PhD from Temple University working on cardiovascular targeting delivery systems and inflammatory proteases. He has previously worked as a team member, project manager and project director on PBG projects and is interested in pursuing a career in life-sciences consulting. Bahman has loved every single PBG project he has been involved with and is excited to expand career development opportunities for PBG members.

Camille Syrett

Camille Syrett

VP of Alumni Relations

Camille is a Postdoctoral Fellow studying epigenetics and chromatin architecture at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her Ph.D. from Penn last year in Cell and Molecular Biology. Camille has been an active PBG team member since 2016 and is excited to connect current and past PBG members by establishing a mentoring program during her time as VP of Alumni Relations. Beyond her interest in life science consulting, Camille enjoys hiking, woodworking, and German Shepherds.

Daniel Jacome

Daniel Jacome

VP of Case Competition

Daniel is a 4th year PhD candidate in Pharmacology. His research goal is to develop new imaging tools for immune-oncology and infectious disease applications. He has worked on two past projects and is excited to continue PBG’s record of excellence in new endeavors. In his free time, Daniel enjoys cooking and lifting weights.

Jieying Chen

Jieying Chen

Secretary of Case Competition

Jieying is a rising second year master candidate in the Biotechnology program, with a concentration in Biopharmaceutical/Engineering Biotechnology. Prior to being a student at Penn, she received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Washington, Seattle. Post-graduation, she spent a year studying mitochondrial related pathologies including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases through research, while interning at the SoundBio Lab. In her free time, she likes to plan social gatherings with her master cohort and play with her two cats. As Secretary of Case Competition, she is excited to help bring in our first ever PBG Case Competition, where students can showcase their business and healthcare related talents.

Mai Wang

Mai Wang

Secretary of External Affairs

Mai is a third year Ph.D. candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research focuses on studying cancer progression using genomic sequencing at single-cell resolution. He has joined PBG for a year, and is excited to serve as the Secretary of External Affairs. He enjoys photography and weight lifting. He also likes playing basketball.

Huiwen Bai

Huiwen Bai

Secretary of Career Development

Huiwen is a 4th year PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the Engineering School. He uses microfluidic techniques to build medical devices for diagnostic testing. He has been involved with PBG since fall of 2018 and greatly enjoyed his experiences working with real-world PBG clients. As Secretary of Career Development, he looks forward to helping PBG members achieve their consulting career goals.