Arman Seuylemezian



Arman has completed two internships with the Biotechnology and Planetary Protection group, employed as an academic part time, and currently as a staff scientist has taken roles in the Biotechnology and Planetary Protection Group, characterizing, identifying, and archiving bacterial isolates from spacecraft associated surfaces and cleanroom environments. He has also supported flight project implementation. He is currently working towards a master of science degree in bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins Univerisity. He is interested in applying new and emerging computational biology systems and technologies to better assess microbial bioburden, present on spacecraft associated surfaces.

Research Interests

  • Synthetic Biology
  • Space Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Planetary Protection

Professional Experience

2016, Academic Part Time, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology

2016, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology.

2015, Research Associate, Brightside Technologies LLC

2015, Research Assistant, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona.


2015, BS, Biology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Selected Awards

Cum Laude (2015): For maintain a cumulative Undergraduate GPA of above 3.5

Eagle Scout (2011): Highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America.

Selected Publications

Seuylemezian, Arman, et al. “Draft genome sequence of Solibacillus kalamii, isolated from an air filter aboard the International Space Station.” Genome Announcements 5.35 (2017) e00696-17.

CL#: 17-1953, 18-1585

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