Colin Castleberry is a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the departments of Bioengineering and Engineering Education. At UIUC, Colin works as a research assistant in the Cromley Educational Psychology Lab, The Imoukhuede Systems Biology Lab, and Amos Engineering Education Lab. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which inspired his interest in complex biological system control, and his recent experiences in teaching and mentoring as a teaching assistant sparked his passion for education. His research currently explores complex system design, analysis, and control in both adaptive teaching applications and in biological systems for therapy. Colin’s goals are to continue enhancing system control methods to effectively adapt curriculum instruction to individual student needs, and to facilitate the development of life-saving therapies.