Emilia Czyszczoń is a senior at Purdue University graduating in May 2013 with a B.S. in Biological Engineering. She has a diverse research background in nanoparticles, protein structures, genomics, and bacteriophages. During Emilia’s sophomore year, she discovered a bacteriophage, a virus that infects bacteria, that she named the Czyszczon1. Passionate about practical applications of science, Emilia’s career goal is in the government sector within the sphere of biodefense and biosecurity. Her on campus involvement includes Hillenbrand Hall Resident Assistant, Project Impact, Boiler Breakers, and Purdue Polish Club President.