About

Our Mission

Through regional and international competitions, the IBB aims to enrich the lives of hundreds of its competitors by spreading the value of curiosity and collaboration. By creating thought-provoking, inspiring questions, the IBB aims to stimulate curiosity in biology and promote further exploration of this field. Moreover, by allowing participants to participate in teams, the IBB instills the values of collaboration and teamwork into competitors - an ideal characteristic utilized often in the research and medical community.


To support this main mission statement, the IBB firmly believes in incorporating both regional and international biology tournaments. The regional tournaments serve to give more personalized experiences to competitors on a smaller scale to compete and collaborate, while the international competition serves as a culmination of multiple regional tournaments, bringing the season to an end with hundreds of participants exploring and competing in biology.


Finally, the IBB believes in the accessibility of its tournaments, which is why we will always provide cost-free tournaments to participants. Moreover, to award excellence and to stimulate incentive, the IBB offers cash prizes. Over the past two years with multiple regional and international competitions, the IBB has given several thousands of dollars to award students all around the world.


We hope you will join us on a successful IBB season!

who we are

Executive Directors

Comprised of biology enthusiasts from around the world, our team is committed to increasing interest in biology among high-school students.

Warren Wang

Director of Content

Warren Wang

Warren Wang currently attends Wayzata High School. He is a lead for the Chemistry Club and actively involved in Science Bowl as well as USABO. Warren has found his passion in spreading the joy of biology through free and accessible education. He loves the inner workings of the human body and the impact that plants have on the human world. In his spare time, you can find him playing volleyball or listening to music.

Hongyi Wei

Director of Logistics

Hongyi Wei

Hongyi Wei is a student at Dougherty Valley High School. In addition to participating in the USABO and Science Bowl, he is actively involved in his school's Biology Club. He hopes to make biology both fun and accessible to all, and firmly believes that it is the best science. Outside of biology, Hongyi is an avid philosophy enjoyer and leads his school's Ethics Bowl team and Philosophy Club. In his free time, you can find him binge watching his math teacher's calculus videos or catching up on sleep.

William Chen

Director of Technology

William Chen

William is interested in the fields of biology and computer science. At school, he is actively involved in USABO as well the robotics team. He hopes to explore this intersection and share his love for biology. In his free time, you can find him swimming or playing tetris.

Akhil Vasudevan

Director of Outreach

Akhil Vasudevan

Akhil Vasudevan is a student at Seven Lakes High School. In addition to the USABO, he conducts research in neuroscience, and pursues unique projects blending biology with technology. Outside of biology, Akhil is seen leading local blood drives and volunteering in his community. During his free time, he enjoys playing card games with friends or completing movies on his watch list.

Daniel Liu

Tournament Director

Daniel Liu

Daniel Liu is a Tournament Director this year. He has excelled in biology, becoming a USABO 2023 finalist. Outside of Biology, he also is a president of MSJ Biology Club and an officer of MSJ Youth for Climate and MSJ Earth and Space. In addition, outside of school, he is a executive director for International Biology Bowl and performs various service activities. During his free time, he can be found flipping through Fox Physiology or Raven's Biology of Plants as well as playing table tennis and skiing.

Tess Chan

Tournament Director

Tess Chan

Tess Chan is a student at Roslyn High School. She enjoys learning biology with others and is one of the captains of Roslyn’s Science Olympiad Team. Tess is also interested in using data science to solve biological problems and pursues her passions through computational biology research. In her spare time, you can find her reading a good book or experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.

Haochen Wang

Tournament Director

Haochen Wang

Haochen Wang is a student at Jordan High school. He is a 2x USABO top 50 qualifier, the president of the Science Olympiad club and the copresident of the Biology club. In his free time, you can find him playing soccer or listening to music.

Bob Zhou

Tournament Director

Bob Zhou

Bob Zhou is a student at Los Osos High School. In addition to biology, he enjoys nlp semantic analysis. Outside of Biology, Bob is the president of Rotary’s Club and leads various volunteer service in his area. In his free time, you can find him catching up on sleep or working on his side projects.

Content Team

The IBB content team is responsible for writing questions for all of our tournaments.

Austin Chen

Austin Chen

Content

Sophia Chen

Sophia Chen

Content

Sophia Guo

Sophia Guo

Content

Abhinav Gutha

Abhinav Gutha

Content

Shloke Kamat

Shloke Kamat

Content

Varshith Kotagiri

Varshith Kotagiri

Content

Lee Yiu Sing

Lee Yiu Sing

Content

George Liao

George Liao

Content

Melody Liu

Melody Liu

Content

Dhairya Mathur

Dhairya Mathur

Content

Eric Morshed

Eric Morshed

Content

Kalp Poladia

Kalp Poladia

Content

Kaavin Prasanna

Kaavin Prasanna

Content

Bhuvan Sanga

Bhuvan Sanga

Content

Ian Savino

Ian Savino

Content

Patrick Shi

Patrick Shi

Content

Pannathorn Siri

Pannathorn Siri

Content

Ganesh Sai Talluri

Ganesh Sai Talluri

Content

Krutharth Vaddiyar

Krutharth Vaddiyar

Content

Evan Xiang

Evan Xiang

Content

Outreach Team

The IBB outreach team is responsible for managing digital marketing campaigns and acquiring sponsorships.

Majdi Alameddine

Majdi Alameddine

Outreach

Aahana Das

Aahana Das

Outreach

Joey Ding Jie Yi

Joey Ding Jie Yi

Outreach

Ronuk Gadamsetty

Ronuk Gadamsetty

Outreach

Deetya Gogineni

Deetya Gogineni

Outreach

Shawn Li

Shawn Li

Outreach

Srisailakshmi Pendekanti

Srisailakshmi Pendekanti

Outreach

Annie Zhou

Annie Zhou

Outreach

Tech Team

The IBB tech team is responsible for maintaining the website and developing BioSphere, our incoming one-stop shop for learning and practicing for biology competitions.

Michael Do

Michael Do

Tech

Lucas Fan

Lucas Fan

Tech

Roger Wang

Roger Wang

Tech

Past Leadership: Aneesh Swaminathan (Content), Evan Lan (Logistics), Tanishk Natu (Tournaments), Jonah Xu (Tournaments), Samuel Li (Tournaments), Sritan Motati (Tech), Emelie Nguyen (Outreach), Rohan Kalahasty (Founder), Srihan Balaji (Founder), Omkar Kovvali (Finance)