“Mehrdad (mehrdadk.com) has just completed his third year of undergraduate studies in Mathematical Biology. following on his undergraduate thesis on epidemiological compartmental models, he joined the lab to estimate the number of underreported COVID-19 cases worldwide. his work is based on a two-strain mathematical framework built by Dr.Kong and his team. learning from these academic experiences, he hopes to pursue graduate studies in his beloved field, genetics. outside of the lab, he mostly spends his time educating himself on entrepreneurship and soft skills.”