March 21st, 2022

Alumni spotlight: Julian Rubinfien

While carrying out research on the ISS means conducting groundbreaking science, our proudest achievement is in working with the bright and curious students who participate in our program. Today, we're catching up with Julian Rubinfien, who won our 2nd contest back in 2016.

Julian Rubinfien.png GiS-2 alum Julian Rubinfien

Current role: Junior studying math and physics at Yale University

Career goal: Undetermined, but likely to involve graduate study

"My favorite Genes in Space memory was (unsurprisingly) the rocket launch that carried our experiment to the ISS. Each mission has thousands of people behind it, and many of them are present. There's a sense of collective achievement, and I was (and am) very grateful to share a miniscule part in that."